The games opening ceremony in Glascow. (AFP/Getty Andy Buchanan)
Fireworks at the games opening ceremony in Glasgow.AFP/Getty Andy Buchanan

The Commonwealth Games village is a hotbed of one-night-stands arranged through hookup app Tinder, claims a games source.

"A heptathlete, pole vaulter, gymnast and diver were all on Tinder at the same time, as well as coaches and other members of the teams," the source told the Sunday Mirror.

"There are a lot of athletes at the top of their physical potential with not much to do in the evening. With Tinder you can change the distance in which you can see people so if you keep it within a few hundred yards you'll get a lot of other athletes.

"When you scroll through, it matches you with similar people so other athletes and coaches are the first ones that come up."

Rumours of hook-ups at the games have long circulated.

At the Commonwealth games in Delhi four years ago, an average 640 condoms a day were used during the 11-day extravaganza.

A Scottish gold and silver swimming medalist revealed last week that athletic success had significantly boosted interest in his Tinder profile.

"I'm now a world-class high-profile athlete so there'll be people who message me, I love it all though," he told the Scottish Daily Record.

"I've been a bit too busy to respond so far but I'm sure over the next few weeks I'll get to meet some people."

Table tennis player turned writer Matthew Syed told the paper: "I am often asked if an Olympic village is the sex-fest it is cracked up to be. My answer is: too right it is.

"My first games was Barcelona in 1992, and I got laid more often in those two and a half weeks than in the rest of my life up to that point."