OLYMPIC stars 'release their energy' in crazy athletes' village parties after the Games, a former long-jumper has revealed.
Tokyo 2020 organisers have officially banned athletes from having sex at this summer's showpiece due to the threat of coronavirus.
But ex-athlete Susen Tiedtke claims that officials are powerless to stop the alcohol-fuelled romps that are a fixture of every Games.
The German, 52, told Bild: "[The ban] is a big laughing stock for me, it doesn't work at all.
"Sex is always an issue in the village.
"The athletes are at their physical peak at the Olympics. When the competition is over, they want to release their energy.
"There is one party after another, then alcohol comes into play. It happens that people have sex and there are enough people who strive for that."
Tiedtke competed in the 1992 and 2000 Olympics, meeting Joe Greene, her former husband of over four years and a fellow long-jumper, during the Barcelona Games.
But any horseplay was firmly off the agenda until after her competition had finished.
She continued: "Our competitions were towards the end of the games.
"Nothing would go on before, that was tough. The coaches said, 'When you have sex, the body first has to recharge itself energetically. So you shouldn't do that'.
"After the competition, however, roommates were considerate if you needed the room for yourself…"
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Team GB star Jade Jones has previously described how competitors waste no time in starting the party after their tournament is over.
Tokyo chiefs have organised 160,000 condoms to be made available at the athletes' village to 'raise awareness' of safe sex.
The manufacturers of the socially-distanced beds have even advised that each can only hold the weight of two people – in what served as a stark warning against threesomes.
But athletes will be hoping that their colleagues and rivals keep noise to a minimum.
Tiedtke admitted: "You always heard the 'party' of the others, sometimes you could hardly sleep.
"Sex was always a huge topic, especially before the Games.
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"My coach was my father and he was very strict.
"If a boy wanted to go out with me, he'd have to do 100 pushups first.
"I had to meet secretly, otherwise I would never have met anyone. The whole village knew the story."
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