With largest no. of free condoms, South Korea Winter Olympics sets new record

Updated: Feb 02, 2018, 16:54 IST | Agencies

This month's Winter Olympics in South Korea will set a record even before the first athlete comes out of a starting gate, organisers said yesterday - for the largest number of free condoms handed out at a Winter Games

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This month's Winter Olympics in South Korea will set a record even before the first athlete comes out of a starting gate, organisers said yesterday - for the largest number of free condoms handed out at a Winter Games.

Over little more than two weeks from the opening of the Olympiad next Friday, a total of 1,10,000 contraceptive sheaths will be distributed, 10,000 more than at Vancouver in 2010 or Sochi in 2014. With 2,925 athletes taking part, it equates to an average of 37.6 condoms per sportsman and sportswoman. But they will be made available to all participants. Spokesman Chung Geun-Sik said many of them would be taken home unopened as souvenirs.

1.10 lakh
Number of condoms that will be distributed

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