Olympics provide 450,000 latex condoms for athletes in Rio
Olympic not only a sport, which also a big party for romantic love. What do you get when you mix healthy, young athletes from around the world, the excitement of competing on the national stage and the romance of Brazil? Yes, A lot of sex, probably. At least that is what the International Olympic Committee must have imagined when they decided to provide 450,000 condoms--42 per athlete--in Rio's Olympic Village.
According to The Guardian, that is more officially provided condoms than any previous Olympics. "The latex condom count began in Seoul in 1988," reports The Guardian, "when 8,500 condoms were distributed to athletes and reports of condoms found on the roofs of Olympic residences led the Olympic Association to ban outdoor sex." Since then, the number has varied. 90,000 condoms for Barcelona in 1992, 15,000 for Atlanta in 1996. In 2000, the Olympics only brought in 70,000 condoms but had to bring in 20,000 more when they ran out. In 2004, The Guardian says Durex donated 130,000 condoms to athletes in Athens. In London, for the 2012 games, athletes received a total of 150,000 condoms. This year, the supply includes 100,000 female condoms and 175,000 packets of lubricant, as well as 350,000 standard condoms.
According to USA Today, "Giant green vending machines containing the condoms are situated in the food hall and various lounges around the Village." So, there's an element of exhibitionism involved in availing oneself of the products. This is a good chance for condom company to promote their own brand.