IOC To Give Out 450,000 Condoms At Rio 2016 Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it would distribute about 450,000 condoms during the games at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, three times more than what it shared at the London Games four years ago.

Part of the reason was because 100,000 female condoms will be available for the first time, along with 350,000 condoms for men, with about 175,000 packets of lubricant also being supplied.

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According to the IOC, the condoms would encourage 10,500 athletes and staff to practice safe sex.

The Committee also stated that the condoms will be distributed free from a clinic in the Athletes’ Village, or from vending machines in the area.

The village opens on July 24 with the Olympics opening on August 5.

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It is however not clear if the increase of the condoms is related to Brazil’s outbreak of the Zika virus.

The virus is linked to microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with undersized brains and skulls.

Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo said between 100,000 to 150,000 condoms had been supplied at Olympics since 2000 in Sydney.



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