The IOC Will Provide Olympic Athletes with a Ridiculous Amount of Condoms

Let the games begin.

Earlier this week, we told you how having more sex can make you a better athlete.

Well, whether Olympic athletes believe this is the case or not (some athletes practice abstinence during times of intense competition), they’ll at least be fully equipped with condoms should they decide to get down and dirty.


According to some math done by CNN, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is providing 42 condoms per athlete at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The village that will house the athletes will receive 450,000 contraceptives – a record number. The previous condom record for athletes was 150,000 at the 2012 London Olympics.

It turns out, athletes have a lot of sex.

Back in 2000, Sydney organizers had to bring in an extra 20,000 after their initial 70,000 ran out.

But, according to the Associated Press, part of the reason for this year’s increase was due to the fact that 100,000 female condoms will be available for the first time in addition to 350,000 condoms for men.


The condoms will be available throughout the village via distribution machines that read, “Celebrate With a Condom.” About 175,000 packets of lubricant will also be supplied.

The condoms should help protect the athletes against the spread of both sexually transmitted infections and the Zika virus.

The Summer Olympics will run from Aug. 5-21. It’s safe to assume that 42 condoms per athlete should be sufficient in that time duration, but you never know – there could be a lot of “celebrating” going down.