450K condoms distributed to athletes breaks Olympic record

450K condoms distributed to athletes breaks Olympic record
Posted at 2:56 PM, Aug 09, 2016

Gold, silver and bronze might be hard to come by for athletes at the Rio Olympics.

But rubber is aplenty.

Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paolo reported that 450,000 condoms are being distributed to athletes for the summer "games." 

More than 11,000 athletes are taking part in the Olympics, so the math is roughly 41 condoms per athlete for the 17 days of competition. 

The total triples the previous Olympic record when 150,000 condoms were distributed for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, according to The number jumped in part because 100,000 female condoms are being distributed this year.

The Olympics first started providing condoms to athletes in 1988 when 8,500 were distributed in Seoul, South Korea, according to The Daily Beast.

Check out the graphic below to see the expansion of condom distribution at the Summer Olympics. Numbers for the graphic come from