Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 7/23/12

The Brazilian men’s soccer team is so focused on trying to win the country’s first gold medal in the sport that it is staying at a secluded hotel in order to avoid the “temptations” of the Olympic Village.

“There are too many temptations here,” said coach Mano Menezes, according to The Guardian.

“Some of the players like Neymar and the others have already been the focus of attention from so many other athletes when we’ve been here and we have serious work to do at these Games,” he said.

Neymar is 20 and the star of the mostly under-23 team. Even older athletes have trouble controlling themselves during the Olympics because of the once-in-a-lifetime experience, so you can only imagine what it would be like for a team full of young men.

Brazil may be depriving some of its athletes of the opportunity to experience a sexual awakening, but they’ll have plenty of chances in life to enjoy themselves. They may only have one crack at winning a gold medal. And something tells me the parties will be there if they return to Brazil as gold medalists anyhow.

Photo Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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