Report: Athlete Olympic village in Rio to distribute 450,000 condoms

Thursday May 19th, 2016

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The 2016 Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro will reportedly have 450,000 condoms available to athletes, according to Marcel Merguizo and Paulo Roberto Conde of the Folha de São Paulo.

The amount surpasses the 150,000 condoms that were given to athletes in London for the 2012 Olympics.

Organizers will distribute 350,000 male condoms and 100,000 female. Lubricant will also be provided.

Australia announced plans to distribute their own condoms for athletes with hopes of preventing the spread of the Zika virus. The Zika virus is mainly transmitted by mosquitos but there is also evidence of it being sexually transmitted.

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Last week, one doctor called for the postponement or cancelation of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to the outbreak that could spread much faster after the Summer Games.

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