IOC to Distribute 450,000 Condoms at Rio Olympics

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The international Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed that about 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Brazil.

The number is higher than previous Olympic Games in part because 100,000 female condoms will be available for the first time, along with 350,000 condoms for men.

The amount is three times more than for the London Games four years ago, according to the International Olympic Committee.

About 175,000 packets of lubricant are also being supplied.

The IOC insists the condoms will encourage 10,500 athletes and staff to practice safe sex.

The condoms will be distributed free from a clinic in the Athletes’ Village, or from vending machines in the area.

The village opens on July 24 with the Olympics opening on August 5.