Solo is one of the few current athletes to have been candid about her experience of the Village environment.

“There’s a lot of sex going on,” said the 30-year-old keeper In an interview with ESPN Magazine, prior to the London Games.

“With a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you want to build memories, whether it’s sexual, partying or on the field. I’ve seen people having sex right out in the open. On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty.”

The anonymous runner who spoke to CNN, said that he found himself in the exact situation Solo had described, despite the surveillance of airborne security at the Village employed after a bomb exploded at the Atlanta Games in 1996.

“It was around one in the morning and security wouldn’t let us out of the Village, so me and my roommate went to the cafeteria for something to eat. The girls in there said ‘Oh, we finish in an hour, what are you guys doing?’ So we said ‘We’re heading back to our room’. They asked if they could walk with us, and all I will say is we didn’t make it back to the room – and this with the helicopters flying over with their searchlights! It was OK, we were under trees.”