If you’re an Olympian in China and you’re there to compete in track and field, the first week of competition is probably pretty boring. Sure, you can root on your fellow countrymen in their individual events, or see the sights, but other than that there isn’t much to do. So instead you decide to get yourself out there in the Olympic Village amongst your contemporaries and start meeting some people.
Particularly people of the opposite sex. Sex between the athletes at the games is a tradition almost as old as the games themselves, but unlike back in the ancient Greece days, there’s a lot more to worry about when having sex these days. Nobody wants to have their chance at gold ruined by those darn STDs, which is why there have been over 100,000 condoms handed out to athletes in Beijing.