The Rio Olympic Village Is Set to Provide Athletes With a Ridiculous Amount of Condoms
Olympic athletes will receive a huge amount of condoms this summer at the Rio Games.
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The Olympic Village has been automatically associated with sex since a 2013 ESPN feature exposed how frequently the world's best athletes hook up with each other. Considering these are absolute physical specimens, and they're staying in one concentrated area for three weeks over the summer, this should come as no surprise. Even with that in mind, though, this number is a bit jarring: 450,000 condoms will be provided to athletes staying at this summer's Rio Olympic Village.
Yes, 450,000. There are a total of 10,500 athletes competing. That leaves about 43 condoms per competitor. That's three times more than the number of condoms that were provided for the London Games in 2012, according to the International Olympic Committee.
There is speculation that the increase in condoms is due to concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, which can be contracted sexually, though the IOC disputes those rumors. Apparently they're just expecting that much more sex.
How many of this year's Olympians will have sex with each other?
"I'd say it's 70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians," U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte told ESPN in his estimations of the 2012 Games. "Hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do."
The athlete-to-athlete appeal is understandable.
"Even if their face is a 7, their body is a 20," said Breaux Greer, an Olympic javelin thrower.
The Rio Games run Aug. 5-21.
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