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Former Manchester City player Micah Richards has hinted that Stuart Pearce had to take the Great Britain football squad away from Olympic village in 2012 due to players having too much sex.
Richards, who was part of the GB team that reached the quarter-finals and lost to South Korea on penatlies, was speaking on a podcast with Jamie Carragher about his experience of the Olympic Games.
Richards said: "We were in the village, it was chaos. Just imagine the Olympic village with all these athletes, all this testosterone, and it's a free-for-all.
"You've got this massive food hall, you've got a Chinese. You didn't have KFC but you had Indian, McDonald's, as much as you want.
"You've got mega-stars there. So GB might have their block, but everyone's just together."
The Olympic village has notoriously had a reputation for its off-field antics and the 2012 Games was seemingly not different.
During the podcast, Carragher asked: "Did you get rid of that testosterone?"
Richards responded: "Well you wanted to! It got so bad, that Stuart Pearce took us out of the village because he just thought it was too much of a distraction.
"It was crazy, everyone was just in there, and you're like what's going on here? So you've got the weightlifters, some like beast walking through.
"Then you have the swimmers who are nice and slim, then the group sports. It's just like 'what is happening?'."
When Richards was on the Euro 2020 show with Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer, he was asked more about the experience.
Lineker said: "The Olympics must be so different to a tournament, because you're actually with all the other athletes of different sports. Does everyone get on?"
Richards replied: "Sexually, yeah (laughs). It was a different environment, hard to explain really."
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