Olympics, Zika and half a million free condoms in a Catholic country

Obviously the Brazilian’s don’t think that every sperm is sacred.

About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, three times more than for the London Games four years ago, the International Olympic Committee says.

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

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

The condoms will be distributed free from a clinic in the athletes’ village, or from vending machines. The village opens on 24 July, with the Olympics opening on 5 August.

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

Yeah, not sure I’d be up for the Olympics in Brazil…even though I have the body of a finely tuned athlete.

 

– Fairfax

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