About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The number is hig...
About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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.
The condom order is triple that of the London 2012 Games (Picture: Getty/BBC) About 175,000 packets of lubricant are also being supplied.
Leaving the EU would cause a recession, says the treasury Credit: Getty/ Rex Leaving the EU would spark a recession, warns George Osborne The IOC insists the condoms would 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.
Congress is ready to act on President Barack Obamaís long-stalled request for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects and other major health problems.
It’s not clear if the increase in contraception is related to Brazil’s outbreak of the Zika virus.
The Zika virus is carried by mosquitoes, but can also be transmitted sexually. The virus is linked to microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with undersized brains and skulls.