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Inside Olympic Village as sex ban lifted before 15,000 athletes descend on Paris.. with enough condoms for 2 bonks a day

LATER this month the Olympic Games arrive at the “City of Love”, and it is a title that might to be taken literally by athletes.

The intimacy ban which was in place at the Tokyo 2020 Games due to Covid-19 has been lifted once again this year by the International Olympic Committee.

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The Olympic Village for Paris 2024 will host 15,000 people[/caption]

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It is the size of 70 football pitches[/caption]

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It is a project which costs around £1.7billion[/caption]

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A number of provisions have been made to make athlete’s feel at home[/caption]

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This includes the stunning provision of providing some 300,000 condoms[/caption]

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Tom Daley shows off huge box of condoms at Olympic village – despite chiefs urging athletes NOT to have sex[/caption]

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But so-called ‘anti-sex’ beds could make certain activities tough[/caption]

Nearly 15,000 residents – around 10,500 of which are athletes – will be cramming into the Olympic Village between July 26 and August 11.

To ensure the athletes feel at home, a number of provisions have been made by organisers.

One of these is the stocking of some 300,000 condoms, in theory enough for around two every day per person during the run of the Games.

A number of Olympic athletes have opened the door on their steamy lives behind-the-scenes when in camp, including huge sex orgies and parties.

London 2012 had claimed the title of “the raunchiest Games ever”, but the 150,000 condoms ordered paled in comparison to the 450,000 ordered for the Rio Games four years later.

Condoms have been laid on by organisers at every game since Seoul 1988, when it they were used to spread awareness of HIV and AIDS.

Even with the intimacy ban last time out in the rearranged 2021, some 150,000 johnny’s were handed out.

However, whether athletes will be in the mood to use them is another question after so-called “anti-sex” beds were installed in rooms.

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The Village will host at least 9,000 athletes this summer[/caption]

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After the Games there are plans to convert them into 2,500 homes[/caption]

The beds are unusually made out of cardboard, with the idea behind them to prevent athletes from getting too hot and bothered during the night while also prioritising sustainability with completely recyclable frames and mattresses.

Supporting the “anti-sex” bed theory is that the beds are single frames and potentially not as sturdy as regular ones, with may put off some.


That being said, the beds made by Airweave are made to withstand more than 200kg of weight.

And organisers do want athletes from different nations mixing once again, with the creation of an Olympic Village Club.

Speaking to Sky News, Laurent Michaud, director of the village, said: “It is very important that the conviviality here is something big.

“Working with the athletes commission, we wanted to create some places where the athletes would feel very enthusiastic and comfortable.”

However, while there will be a huge 350 metre buffet to accommodate all the guests, there will be no champagne to help the mingling along.

Michaud added: “No champagne in the village, of course, but they can have all the champagne they want also in Paris.

No champagne in the village, of course, but they can have all the champagne they want also in Paris.


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“We will have more than 350 metres of buffet with the world food… and I’m sure that the athletes will be very happy to have some French specialties made over here.

“But the variety will first respond to the athletes’ needs for their nutrition and their performance.”

This years Olympic Village is the single most expensive project in Paris with £1.7billion being spent, including nearly £550million of public funds.

The village, located about four miles north of the city’s centre and the size of 70 football pitches, has also been championed for being a huge development project following the games.

The plans are to convert the space into an area with 2,500 new eco-friendly homes, office space for 6,000 workers, two schools, a hotel, green spaces and other retail space.

Paris 2024 Olympic coordination commission chair, Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, told Sky News: “It’s about a responsible Games delivering less complex Games, which means less costly Games, and that’s very important because we have to be cost conscious in today’s world.

“It’s a project where 95% of the venues would be either existing or temporary.

“So in itself, Paris had to build a very limited number of venues and or infrastructure, all of them being needed by the region, like the various infrastructure of the village here.”

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No champagne will be provided in the Olympic Village[/caption]

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Organisers want athletes mixing with one another again[/caption]

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The beds are made to withstand 200kg of weight[/caption]

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They are made of cardboard as part of a recycling iniative[/caption]

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After the games the site will have 2,500 homes[/caption]

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The Olympic Village is located four miles north of the city centre[/caption]

BBC’s Olympics line-up in full

Presenters:

  • Clare Balding
  • Gabby Logan
  • Hazel Irvine
  • Isa Guha
  • Jeanette Kwakye
  • JJ Chalmers
  • Mark Chapman

Studio guests:

  • Beth Tweddle
  • Chris Hoy
  • Denise Lewis
  • Fred Sirieix
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill
  • Kate Richardson-Walsh
  • Katherine Grainger
  • Laura Kenny
  • Mark Foster
  • Michael Johnson
  • Nicola Adams
  • Rebecca Adlington
  • Tonia Couch

Radio:

  • Adrian Chiles
  • Eleanor Oldroyd
  • Kelly Cates
  • Mark Chapman
  • Naga Munchetty
  • Tony Livesey

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