U.S. soccer star Hope Solo has appeared ESPN admitting the secret life style of Olympic athletes such as herself.
- (Photo: Twitter/Hope Solo)
The former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant divulged shocking secrets surrounding the 2008 Beijing games, including nights of partying with celebrities as well as fellow teammates.
"I've seen people having sex right out in the open," Solo told ESPN in their magazine's "Body Issue."
"On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty," she continued.
The goalkeeper even admitted to participating in media events while inebriated.
"When we were done partying, we got out of our nice dresses, got back into our stadium coats and, at 7 a.m. with no sleep, went on the 'Today' show drunk," Solo said.
Also at the 2008 Olympics, Solo and her teammates snuck outsiders into the accommodation center built for the Games.
"Vince Vaughn partied with us," said the athlete. "Steve Byrne, the comedian. And at some point we decided to take the party back to the village, so we started talking to the security guards, showed off our gold medals, got their attention and snuck our group through without credentials- which is absolutely unheard of."
Moreover, the soccer star described the Olympic Village and its environment.
"Athletes are extremists," she said. "When they're training, it's laser focus. When they go out for a drink, it's 20 drinks."
The gold medalist's comments have caused a stir and shocked many of her fans, and with news of her testing positive for drug use, Solo is currently under fire.
One day before the U.S. soccer team's Olympic training camp, Solo was issued a public warning from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The goalkeeper tested positive for a prohibited substance: Canrenone, prescribed for menstrual purposes. Solo was unaware the drug contained an illegal diuretic.
On Twitter, many users are defending the soccer star's admissions as well as her warning from the USADA.
"When people make a bigger deal of the Hope Solo thing than it really is, #soccerproblems," wrote one user.
Danny posted, "Hope Solo admits being drunk on TV. Heather Harrington: 'That's my kind of athlete, I love it," but Twitter user Danny wrote, "Hope Solo, we Hope she gets her act together."