Record number of free condoms for Olympians

Aug 03, 2012, 10:32 IST | IANS

The 10,500 athletes competing at the London Games have been handed out a record number of 150,000 condoms � an average of 15 per athlete � in an indication of the off-field activities of competitors at the Olympics

The Games organisers have packed the free condoms — reportedly 50,000 more than Beijing Olympics — into dispensers around the venues this year.

The idea that sex can impair physical performance has gripped popular imagination for centuries. However, much to the delight of the sporting fraternity, some recent studies have shown the belief has no scientific basis.

Go to top