Lack Of Sex & Booze At Olympic Village A Turn Off

The atmosphere at the Olympic Village for the past few Summer Games has been, in keeping with the ancient Greek tradition, quite Dionysian. Four years ago in Athens, athletes had access to more than 130,000 condoms, a response to the 2000 Sydney Games where they ran out. Not surprisingly, REUTERS reports that the Chinese government has created an atmosphere that is far more sedate at the Beijing Olympic Village: no condoms, no alcohol in the bars, not even DVDs that aren’t family films. (But visitors can still buy dirty books at the village gift shop.)

Amber Halliday kissing sailor

Some of the athletes aren’t too happy about having their Olympic experience turned G-rated, like Australian world champion rower Amber Halliday (on the right with partner Marguerite Houston):

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