Interviews by Jacquelyn Francis and Jessica Flower
Maybe this is just us, but when watching the Olympics our minds tend to wander. Can athletes wear anything underneath the tight spandex? How do figure skaters get all that heavy-duty makeup off? And what happens if you get your period the day you’re competing?
In anticipation of the 2014 Winter Games at Sochi, we sat down with some of our favourite female Olympians, both current and former, and got the inside scoop on everything they don’t normally get to share. From whether or not sex before the big day helps you win to what country produces the hottest athletes (yeah, we went there!) they were more than happy to get personal. Read on for all the answers to our awkward questions, and consider memorizing a few: They’ll make for excellent conversation starters over the next few weeks of Olympic excitement.