Rio de Janeiro: The Rio Olympics have not yet begun, but the Games have already set a record — in the number of free condoms for athletes.
Officials will be distributing 450,000 condoms to the 10,500 athletes expected in Brazil starting on July 24, the day the Olympic Village opens, said Lucas Dantas, a spokesman for the Rio 2016 Committee who spoke with AFP on Thursday.
That's an average of 42 condoms per athlete and a three-fold increase over the number of condoms distributed at the London Olympics, the Folha de Sao Paulo daily reported.
One third — or 150,000 — of the condoms to be given out by Brazil's Ministry of Health will be female condoms, Dantas added.
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