Over-prepared? IOC to hand out 100K condoms
It’s a story that comes around every two years.
Thousands of athletes live in close quarters for weeks during the Olympic Games, so there’s bound to be some socializing going on behind closed doors.
The International Olympic Committee is taking precautions to protect all 6,000 athletes, so they’re handing out lots and lots of condoms — 100,000 of them, in fact.
According to an interview with the IOC by TMZ Sports, "The distribution of condoms in the village is part of the IOC’s involvement in the HIV and AIDS prevention."
It’s not an entirely startling number of condoms. At the 2012 London Olympics, officials reportedly provided 150,000 free condoms for the 10,800 athletes at the Games. It was said at the time that the huge condom stash was an Olympic record.