About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, three times more than for the London Games four years ago, the International Olympic Committee says.
Part of the reason was because 100,000 female condoms will be available for the first time, along with 350,000 condoms for men. About 175,000 packets of lubricant are also being supplied.
The IOC says the condoms would encourage 10,500 athletes and staff to practice safe sex.
It’s not clear if the increase is related to Brazil’s outbreak of the Zika virus.