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Kenyan athletes to Rio Olympics to get 42 condoms each

By AGENCIES August 2nd, 2016 1 min read

With just days from the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Summer Games, Kenyan athletes will each get 42 condoms upon arrival in Brazil.

And for the first time in the history of the Olympic games, women condoms will be provided too.

The International Olympics Committee will supply 450,000 condoms to all 10,500 athletes in all the 33 venues to be used for the games.

There will be 100,000 female condoms and 175,000 packets of lubricants to be provided at the Olympic Village as well.

It is being called “the raunchiest games ever” with the usual mix of ripped athletes, condos, shops, bars, and clubs.

The supply of condoms at the games is estimated to be three times higher than the London 2012 allowance of 150,000 condoms.

The Zika virus, which has spread across Brazil and dominated Olympic discussions, is not being given as a reason, but British athletes have been issued with key guidance and the Australian team will arrive armed with antiviral condoms to provide extra protection.

The latex count began in Seoul in 1988, when 8,500 condoms were distributed to athletes and reports of condoms found on the roofs of Olympic residences led the Olympic Association to ban outdoor sex.

Since then, the number of condoms provided has jumped around more than a gold-medal gymnast: 90,000 to Barcelona in 1992 and an almost prudish 15,000 by comparison to Atlanta in 1996.

In Sydney 2000, Australian organisers ordered 70,000 condoms but a further 20,000 were brought in when they ran out halfway through the Games.

In Athens 2004, Durex donated 130,000 condoms.

Courtesy: The Guardian