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July 19, 2004

A two-week-long private party for thousands of hard-bodies: Sex and booze at the Olympics.

We tried to talk, which wasnít very successful," says Buechel, "and then we started to drink, which was much more successful." And? "It was very beautiful," he says. "A beautiful international incident."

posted by kirkaracha to other at 12:42 PM - 18 comments

Awesome article kirkaracha. Very funny. Why oh why couldn't God have made me a world-class athlete? At the Albertville winter Olympics, condom machines in the athletes village had to be refilled every two hours. And in Sydney the organisers original order of 70,000 condoms went so fast that they had to order 20,000 more. Even with the replenishment, the supply was exhausted three days before the end of the competition schedule. (For the record, athletes who were in Sydney report that the Cuban delegation was the first to use up its allocation.) Salt Lake City in 2002 went even bigger: 250,000 condoms were handed out, despite the objections of the citys Mormon leadership. Whole lotta sexin' going on.

posted by vito90 at 12:57 PM on July 19

All together now! Humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping, humping! Am I jealous? Damn straight, but really, I think it's kind of cute.

posted by chicobangs at 01:12 PM on July 19

The Moldovans, though, do not get the gold medal for the most boozed-up partners in Olympic Town. That award - based on an informal athlete poll - is split between the Canadians and the Australians. That's right! Us Canucks know how to party drunk! Side note: if they all weren't under 16, I'm pretty sure the female gymnasts would be the most popular women in the Olympics. All that bending, flexing, contorting...

posted by grum@work at 01:42 PM on July 19

But after she and the four rowers from the German menís heavyweight eight stepped out into the open air... Fer fuck's sake.

posted by lbergstr at 01:46 PM on July 19

chicobangs: you forgot 'rawhide!' Great link.

posted by tieguy at 01:49 PM on July 19

My training for the 2010 Olympics begins TODAY!

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:20 PM on July 19

I meant 2008. That was the steroids talking.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:21 PM on July 19

wc2002: luge might be easier to make it in than soccer, so maybe 2010 is more appropriate.

posted by tieguy at 02:27 PM on July 19

Give me the volleyball teams any day. Their legs longer than my whole body, the hair-trigger reaction times, those bursts of intensity, those little bitty shorts... mmmmmmm. Elvis H. Christ on a Pogo Stick. I'm gonna have to think about East German powerlifters for a while, or I'm not going to be able to leave work in an hour and a half. Is bowling going to be in the Olympics any time soon? And are there any really small countries that wouldn't mind offering me citizenship? Sikkim? Suriname? Lesotho? Togo? Vanuatu? I'll do you proud, I swear!

posted by chicobangs at 02:40 PM on July 19

I'm going to my ballroom dancing lesson now.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:41 PM on July 19

Willing to swap a Gmail invite for an Olympic berth. Email is in my profile.

posted by chicobangs at 02:42 PM on July 19

How the hell am I going to get you into the Olympics? It's not worth a new email address.

posted by yerfatma at 04:06 PM on July 19

OK, which Olympic sports' athletes would you want to party with and why? Just name the sport, not the athlete. And the reasons. I'm thinking ...

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:28 AM on July 20

On top of everything else, the athletes have spent years training rigorously and depriving themselves of most pleasures. It doesn't take much alcohol to get them loose. A friend's brother competed as a swimmer at the Seoul Games in '88. He lost his heat on the very first morning, leaving him with a clear schedule for two weeks in the Olympic Village. Apparently the synchronised swimmers were very popular with the male athletes.

posted by liam at 08:52 AM on July 20

Aside from my thing for volleyballers (see above), I'm more than a little partial to the Australian basketball team, especially their leader. And I've been on that bus for a long time. For the record. And yerfatma, you want a gmail invite? I have an extra one. (That Olympic-berth swap is still on the table, by the way.)

posted by chicobangs at 10:51 AM on July 20

Got to go with the volleyball payers for me.

posted by vito90 at 11:20 AM on July 20

So, basically, being a bad Olympic athlete means two weeks of hedonistic sex with some of the most physically fit people in the world. So much for Jim McKay's "agony of defeat."

posted by rcade at 01:25 PM on July 20

liam, I was thinking synchronized swimmers, too! OK, now, I need to train to be good enough to qualify, but bad enough to lose the first heat.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:22 PM on July 20

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