Olympic sex escapades take a back seat at Tokyo | Sunday Observer

Olympic sex escapades take a back seat at Tokyo

20 June, 2021
A protester calls for the scrapping of the Games
A protester calls for the scrapping of the Games

Coronavirus steps in to stop the world’s largest promotion and indulgence of free-for-all sexual frolics since Seoul 1988:

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympic Games are telling participants that there will this time not be any room for sexual frolics since the Seoul Games in 1988 that created a platform for what has come to be known as the largest promotion of sex at any given time.

The sexual escapades were started at Seoul in 1988 when the Games organisers provided thousands of free condoms but this time the Olympic participants have been told “take the condoms home”.

Tokyo Olympic organisers plan to give away some 150,000 condoms at next month’s Games, but are telling athletes to take them home rather than use them in the Olympic village where social distancing rules and coronavirus measures are the top priority.

“The distribution of condoms is not for use at the athlete’s village, but to have athletes take them back to their home countries to raise awareness” of HIV and AIDS issues, said Tokyo 2020 in an emailed response to questions by international news agencies.

But sports followers have frowned on the condom providing practice and have asked on whom are the condoms being used, prostitutes, girl friends or female athletes at the Games while charging that the Olympics ignores inappropriate behaviour and immoral conduct.

Some have even questioned whether the Olympic Village turns into a place for shady and sleazy activities each time the event is held after one eye witness said he saw sexual activities that would raise eyebrows and quoted one participant at the Sydney 2000 Olympics as having three women in daily frolics.

International news agencies and publications reported the IOC released a 33-page playbook urging athletes to socially distance and “avoid physical contact, including hugs and handshakes.”

“The Olympic Village will be like a massive containment zone. So, giving away condoms looks like a cruel joke. Or more like, saying don’t get horny,” an official was quoted as saying.

The Olympic record of condom use goes to the 2016 Rio Games. It was reported that 450,000 condoms were distributed, guaranteeing each athlete about 42. Of those, 100,000 of them were female condoms according to IOC statistics.

One publication quoted Ryan Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist who once said he has “seen people having sex right out in the open. On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty.”

The American swimmer even estimated that a massive 70-75% of athletes in the Village have sex.

“Without the proper measures in place, it will only take one person to bring in the virus and spread it, especially in places like the athlete village,” Nobuhiko Okabe, one of the infectious disease specialists advising Tokyo 2020 on its coronavirus measures said at a news conference.

“We have to do what we can to make sure an outbreak doesn’t happen, and we really need the cooperation of all the athletes and delegations to make this work,” he added.

In a statement, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) defended the move, saying: “Our intent and goal is not for athletes to use the condoms at the Olympic Village but to help with awareness by taking them back to their own countries.”