U.S. Olympian Josh Lakatos Shares Details Of 'Debaucherous,' Condom-Filled Olympic Parties
After American target shooter Josh Lakatos competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, it was time for him to pack up his silver medal and the rest of his belongings and vacate the palatial properties of Olympic Village — sprawling estates of condominiums and mid-rises that house the Olympic contestants during the games.
But there was just one problem — Lakatos did not want to leave the three-storey building he'd been occupying, because he knew that after the games ended, enormous parties attended by chronically deprived, physically beautiful athletes would kick off, and there would not be a better place to be single that side of the Pacific. So, Lakatos broke the lock to the house before handing his keys over to the US Olympic Committee, so he could return when the parties started to get seriously raucous, reports ESPN.
And he wasn't the only one who returned for a piece of the action. The remaining rooms of the building Lakatos breached filled up quickly with women and men from the U.S. track and field teams … and it didn't stop there.
"The next morning," Lakatos revealed, "swear to God, the entire women's 4×100 relay team of some Scandinavian-looking country walks out of the house, followed by boys from our side. And I'm just going, 'Holy crap, we'd watched these girls run the night before.'" Eight days later, it hit Lakatos that he was "running a friggin' brothel in the Olympic Village! I've never witnessed so much debauchery in my entire life," he said.
This will come as no surprise to anyone who is aware of the number of condoms the approximately 10,000 players order to Olympic Village during the summer games. The Sydney games saw orders for almost 100,000 condoms in 2000. "There's a lot of sex going on," 2008 gold medalist and soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo said on the matter, adding that some players are perfectly content to "[have] sex right out in the open. On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty."
American swimmer Ryan Lochte confirmed the orgy-like atmosphere of Olympic Village during the celebrated games. "I'd say it's 70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians," he said. "Hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do." This attitude leads to what Summer Sanders says is the second Olympic motto: "What happens in the village stays in the village."
This year's Olympic Village in London (pictured above) will be secured by 24/7 surveillance and electric fences, ESPN assures.
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