There is some controversy surrounding the 2016 Rio Olympics this year, but it looks like the event has already broken a record. It was reported that Olympic Village, where the athletes stay during the games, will be stocked with 450,000 condoms.
It is not clear exactly why officials are handing out this number of condoms, which exceeds the amount given out at the 2012 London Games by triple the number, but it likely has something to do with the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil. The Guardian gave a better explanation of the record numbers.
“So why do they need 450,000 condoms? The record-breaking allocation for Rio is reported to be so high because female condoms are being given away for the first time. The Zika virus, which has spread across Brazil and dominated Olympic discussions, is not being given as a reason but British athletes have been issued with key guidance and the Australian team will arrive armed with antiviral condoms to provide extra protection.”
From 1988 to now, the number of condoms given out at Olympic Village has been increased from 8,500 to the 450,000 now, more than 52 times. I think it’s safe to say that they are taking all the necessary measures for the games this year.