Rio Olympians to be given a huge amount of condoms

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Lots of condoms will be available to athletes in Rio
Lots of condoms will be available to athletes in Rio

A staggering 450,000 condoms will be distributed to competing athletes at the Rio Olympics this summer.

With around 10,500 competitors expected to be in the Brazilian city this summer, there should be more than enough to go around.

The figure breaks down as 350,000 male condoms and 100,000 female condoms.

The addition of female condoms is part of the reason why the number is so much greater than the 150,000 dished out at the last summer Olympics, in London four years ago.

It has been speculated that the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil may also be part of the reason for the increased number of condoms laid on but the International Olympic Committee has refused to comment on that.

The condoms, along with 175,000 packets of lubricant, will be available free of charge from a clinic in the Athletes' Village and from vending machines around the site.