When one thinks of Greg Rutherford you probably think ginger hair, long jump, and post-Olympic tears. What you probably don’t think of is mass orgies.
However, the Olympic champ has bared all in his new autobiography, revealing everything about the previously unknown and downright bizarre world of hedonistic mayhem in the athletic world, reports the Mirror.
In his autobiography, he writes:
[The 2006 Commonwealth Games] was my first experience of the pulling power of the accreditation we all wore around our necks.
As I subsequently learned, the older members of our team referred to it as a ‘pussy pass’ because, well, it unlocked a few doors.
English athletes were heavily criticised for not winning enough medals and I could see why — some of them seemed more intent on having fun and being a bit naughty than trying to set personal bests.
At the age of 18 I was exposed to — and involved in — the hedonistic and promiscuous behaviour that is a familiar theme at the end of major championships.
Sometimes I found myself — and more than one other couple — going at it in the same room.
On the night of the closing ceremony there was a big party, and I found what went on absolutely unreal.
What went on Greg?! What went on.
As I’m sure you can all clearly remember, Greg bagged a bronze medal in Rio this year and claimed gold in London four years back.
He also wrote:
In the feverish atmosphere of London 2012 everyone wanted to be associated with a British gold medal winner.
Overnight, my Twitter following grew hugely, from something like 6,000 to over 100,000, and suddenly I was getting sexual offers.
And it wasn’t only young women — I seemed to have quickly developed quite a big gay following as well, which was really flattering.
And there’s me thinking athletics was just running and jumping and standing tall for the national anthem. How wrong I was.