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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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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