The 2018 Winter Olympics has already set another record and the games haven’t even begun.
In addition to Team USA sending a record number of out athletes to the Games, it was just announced that Pyeongchang will be supplying the largest number of condoms ever provided at any Olympic event before.
A total of 110,000 condoms will be distributed. That’s about 37 rubbers per athlete, or 2.3 humps per day for 16 days. It’s also 10,000 more than were provided at the last winter games in Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014.
The condoms are being provided to prevent the spread of STDs and, suppliers say, to ensure “a successful hosting of the Winter Olympics.”
2,925 athletes representing 90 nations will be competing in this year’s games, but spokesman Chung Geun-sik says organizers “don’t expect the athletes to use them all.” Many of the condoms, he says, will “will likely be taken home as souvenirs.”
To quote former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres from a 2012 interview with CNN: “What happens in the (Olympic) Village stays in the Village.”