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By Stewart Perrie
A former athlete has given an insight in the hanky-panky that goes on at the Olympic Games.
It's no secret that competitors and their team get up to X-rated antics during the biggest sporting event and Tokyo 2020 will probably be no different.
Former Olympian Susen Tiedtke told German newspaper Bild about how the Olympic village is alive with hormones and attractions.
Tokyo officials have warned athletes to stay away from each other as Japan continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Tiedtke reckons that bonk ban won't last long.
"The sex ban is a big laughing stock for me, it doesn't work at all," she said, adding that 'sex is always an issue in the village'.
"The athletes are at their physical peak at the Olympics. When the competition is over, they want to release their energy," she said.
She competed in the long jump at the 1992 and 2000 Olympics. Funnily enough, the now 52-year-old met her ex-husband and fellow long jumper Joe Greene, at the Barcelona Games.
Susen explained how coaches would advise athletes not to have sex with others before their respective matches, games, performances, routines or meets.
The former Olympian said any type of sexual activity beforehand would mean your 'body has to recharge itself energetically'. That's not ideal when you're meant to be competing against the world's best.
Tiedtke reminisced on how athletes would make it work with the limited space they had in the Olympic Village.
"After the competition...roommates were considerate if you needed the room for yourself," she told Bild. "You always heard the 'party' of the others, sometimes you could hardly sleep.
"There is one party after another, then alcohol comes into play. It happens that people have sex and there are enough people who strive for that."
Sex has always been a big tradition for people inside the Village as the end of competition spells the first break for athletes and their team for months or even years.
It's understandable they need a bit of time to decompress from the biggest event of their life.
And the Games has always been there to support this racy side-act.
Condoms were first handed out to athletes at the Seoul Games in 1988. Ever since, it's been a tradition to hand out protection to people in case there were some STIs or Olympic babies nine months later.
The 2016 Rio Games handed out 450,000 condoms, however that has been dramatically slashed for this year's Olympic.
In a bid to crackdown on romping, only 160,000 rubbers have been given to more than 11,000 athletes. They were given as a keepsake for competitors rather than to be actually used.
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