Olympics day 6 re-cap: The US swimmer who 'only has one-night stands'

Ryan Lochte

1. Ryan Lochte only has time for “one-night stands”. 

The mother of 27-year-old US swimming champion Ryan Lochte has spoken quite candidly about her son’s dating habits. Ike Lochte said her son has one night stands because he is “too busy to commit” and is “always on the go”.

Ike’s words come after Ryan spoke about his dating techniques with Women’s Heath magazine. He said: “Some guys keep staring but I’ll give a wink and come back later because it keeps her thinking.” Well, ah, he sounds like a keeper.

2. And speaking of dating….

What happens when you bring 10,000 extremely fit young men and women, who hardly have time to socialise in their every day lives together in one place for a fortnight? Sex. That’s what.

Thousands of free condoms will be available in the Athlete’s village during the 2 weeks of the Olympics and according to some athletes – they’ll be in high demand.

Shana Mullin, a British beach volleyballer has said “the Olympics is the height of your career, so you might do some things you don’t usually do”.

3. Aussie rower goes on drunken rampage

Josh Booth

Twenty-one-year-old Australian rower Josh Booth has been arrested after he allegedly went on an ‘alcohol-fueled rampage’ through the streets of London. The Melbourne student made his Olympic debut in the men’s eight this week – the team unfortunately finished last in yesterday’s final.

According to the ABC: “Australian officials say Booth apparently took out his disappointment on three shopfronts in the village of Egham, in Surrey, in the early hours of the morning. Booth allegedly climbed up onto a second floor veranda and kicked in a glass door. A nearby window is also said to have been shattered.” Australian Olympic officials are yet to decide if they’ll take action against Booth.

Jessica Fox

4. 18-year-old Jessica Fox wins silver.

Jessica Fox, an 18-year-old journalism student from Sydney, has won the silver medal in the kayaking. Her mother, Myriam, won a bronze medal in the event 16 years ago and her father, Richard, was one of the UK’s best ever canoeists.


In other Olympic news overnight, cyclists Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloc claimed bronze in the women’s team sprint, shooter Russell Mark shooter finished 20th in the men’s double trap and in rowing, the men’s lightweight four narrowly missed out on a medal.

Finally, American swimmer Michael Phelps made history when he won gold in the 200m individual medley. It’s his 16th Olympic gold medal and the third time Phelp’s has won the 200m IM at an Olympics.

Saudi Arabia’s Wojdan Shahrkhani

5. UPDATE: Saudi Arabia’s judo champion WILL wear a hijab at the Olympics.

London is the first Olympics in which Saudi Arabia has allowed women athletes to compete. To that we say, about bloody time.

And one of those athletes, Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahkrhani will be competing today in the judo competition.

It was thought that she would have no choice but to compete without a hijab, after the ruling was made that she should not be allowed to cover her head during the competition as it would be against the ‘principle and spirit of judo’.

However, is now reporting: “An agreement was reached after several days of IOC-brokered talks between the International Judo Federation and the Saudi Olympic Committee that clears the way for her to compete in the heavyweight division”

She’s wear a special form of headscarf that respects the “cultural sensitivity” of the Muslim religion.

She’s competing tonight at 6:30pm (AEST)

And finally… we’re loving the way the Aussies are using social media to keep us updated on what’s happening. Here’s a look at the photos they’ve been uploading via Twitter.

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