It quickly becomes clear that, summer or winter, the games go on long after the medal ceremony."There's a lot of sex going on," says women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, a gold medalist in 2008. "I'd say it's 70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians," offers world-record-holding swimmer Ryan Lochte, who will be in London for his third Games.Sacramone has a few favorites of her own: "As far as best bodies, it's swimmers and water polo players, because that's an insane workout. Very serious, but when they lighten up, you're like, 'Oh, you're kind of adorable.'"The challenge athletes face is what to do with their urges and when."If you don't have discipline, the village can be a huge distraction," Solo admits.
Popping up once every two years, the Olympic Village is a boisterous city within a city: chock-full of condos, midrises and houses as well as cafés, barbershops, arcades, discos and TV lounges.
Then, at the 2000 Sydney Games, 70,000 condoms wasn't enough, prompting a second order of 20,000 and a new standing order of 100,000 condoms per Olympics.
Many Olympians, past and present, abide by what Summer Sanders, a swimmer who won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze in Barcelona, calls the second Olympic motto: "What happens in the village stays in the village." Yet if you ask enough active and retired athletes often enough to spill their secrets, the village gates will fly open.
The dining hall is among everyone's first village stops.
"When I walked in for the first time in Atlanta," says women's soccer player Brandi Chastain, "there were loud cheers.
After a while, it dawned on Lakatos: "I'm running a friggin' brothel in the Olympic Village!