A record 150,000 free condoms are on offer to sex-mad athletes at the London Olympics. The figure is 50% more than the 100,000 handed out at the Beijing Games in 2008.
It works out at 15 each for the 10,500 competitors in the Olympic Village – with supplier Durex set to deliver tens of thousands more if insatiable stars exhaust their ration.
Competitors’ sexual appetites appear to have rocketed since Seoul 1988, when just 8,500 condoms were available. The number leapt to 50,000 for Barcelona 1992, while Sydney 2000 had to order 20,000 more after the initial 70,000 ran out.
This year athletes’ partners will also be allowed into the Village, with 3,500 daily visitors expected at the 2,818 apartments. Pregnancy test kits are thought to have been ordered.
A source said: “Everybody knows what it’s like in the Village. A lot of hormones and frustration are flying around. But this is a home Games for our stars and they’ll be keeping their mind on the medals. I’m sure a few of them will let their hair down once they’ve finished – but not until then.”