The International Olympic Organizing Committee (IOC) says a total 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio Olympics to be hosted in Brazil. This number is 3X the amount shared during London’s 2012 version of the sports event.
Image: Worker at a condoms manufacturing company.
For the first time, according to a report, female condoms will be available. In total, IOC will share 100,000 female condoms and 350,000 condoms for men.
An official statement from the IOC said these condoms would encourage 10,500 athletes and staff to practice safe sex during the sports event.
All condoms will be distributed free from a clinic in the athletes’ village, or from vending machines in the village.
Kick-off date for the Rio Olympics is August 5 – 21, 2016.