Rio Olympics already sets record - in free condoms for athletes

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.

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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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