Olympic athletes form strong bonds with their partners or teammates. It is a relationship comparable to that with a significant other. However, in the Rio Olympics 2016, a pair of Brazilian divers abruptly broke up their partnership after one of them engaged in what is described as a “marathon sex session” with another athlete. The sex scandal reportedly took place the night before their big event.
Synchronized diving pair Ingrid Oliveira, 20, and Giovanna Pedroso, 17, had a massive falling out on the biggest night of their careers due to a sex scandal involving Oliveira. According to a report by the New York Post, Pedroso was left fuming after Oliveira decided to kick her out of their shared room at the Athlete’s Village in Rio.
Oliveira reportedly decided to take the room for herself, so that she could spend the night with another athlete. The irresistible man who came between the diving partners is canoe competitor Pedro Goncalves. The two reportedly had a marathon sex session, while Oliveira was forced to spend the night without comfortable accommodation.
The night of physical exertion and lack of sleep for both women resulted in a disastrous outcome. They finished embarrassingly last in the 10-m synchronized jump. “I have been waiting for four years to be present at the Olympics, and for her, it was better to have fun and therefore threw me out of the room,” complained Oliveira.
The diving events in the Rio Olympics have been a hotbed of controversies after the diving pool in the Aquatics Centre mysteriously turned green. Shortly after, the neighboring water polo pool also turned green. The Royal Society of Chemistry has since confirmed that an algae bloom has been determined as the reason behind the bizarre situation. However, the Rio 2016 Olympic committee was forced to face a lot of criticisms for the mishap. The maintenance team was left with no choice but to drain and refill the pools in order to fix the situation.