Olympic Village Supplies 150,000 Condoms to Athletes
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- 2012 Jul 25
In a controversial move, Olympic officials will reportedly provide more than 150,000 condoms to athletes at no cost during the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Christian Post reports. The record number of condoms will be provided to thousands of athletes from around the world in a bid to promote safe sex -- but while some have supported the cause, others believe the effort instead serves to promote immoral behavior. "There's a lot of sex going on," women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo told ESPN. "On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty." Solo added that the Olympics created a comfortable environment for athletes, leading to an increase in sexual behavior. "Unlike at a bar, it's not awkward to strike up a conversation because you have something in common," she said. "It starts with, 'What sport do you play?' All of a sudden, you're fist-bumping." Professional swimmer Ryan Lochte said he believes the vast majority of athletes engage in some form of sexual activity during the Olympics. "I'd say it's 70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians," he said, adding, "Hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do." Professional British beach volleyball player Shauna Mullin said, "The Olympics is the height of your career, so you might do some things you don't usually do."