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Micah Richards has revealed Stuart Pearce took the Team GB football squad away from the Olympic village in 2012, hinting that it was due to the amount of sex going on.
Richards was part of the Team GB football squad that made it to the quarter-finals at London 2012 with the women's team in action in Tokyo today.
There are regular comments about how each Olympics village is a sex-fest, and it seems it was no different nine years ago.
Micah Richards told the Greatest Game podcast with Jamie Carragher: “We were in the village, it was chaos. Just imagine the Olympic village with all these athletes, all this testosterone, and it's a free-for-all.
“You've got this massive food hall, you've got a Chinese. You didn't have KFC but you had Indian, McDonald's, as much as you want.
"You've got mega-stars there. So GB might have their block, but everyone's just together."
Carragher asks: "Did you get rid of that testosterone?"
Richards cheekily responded: "Well you wanted to! It got so bad, that Stuart Pearce took us out of the village because he just thought it was too much of a distraction.
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"It was crazy, everyone was just in there, and you're like what's going on here? So you've got the weightlifters, some like beast walking through.
"Then you have the swimmers who are nice and slim, then the group sports. It's just like 'what is happening?'."
In a later TV appearance Richards spoke on a BBC Euro 2020 show alongside former England strikers Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.
He said: "The atmosphere was incredible, everyone was just so together."
Lineker then asked: "The Olympics must be so different to a tournament, because you're actually with all the other athletes of different sports. Does everyone get on?"
Richards replied: "Sexually, yeah (laughs). It was a different environment, hard to explain really."
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