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Olympic Committee Hands Out 100,000 Condoms To Athletes: A Little Overdone?

Million Dollar Man 2010/02/22 23:33:42
Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
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Here is a little known fact: Condoms are handed out to athletes at every Olympic games. That's right, athletes at the Olympic village don't have to worry about buying their own rubber. Instead, the committee obtains condoms and then distributes them like candy. This year's Olympics might actually break the record for condom hand-outs. The Vancouver Winter Olympics had 100,000 condoms handed out in the Olympic village. That is roughly 14.6 condoms for each of the 6,850 athletes and officials. Compare that to the 1996 Sydney Olympics, where only 70,000 condoms were given out (all of which were used.)

But is this an adequate spending of funds? Shouldn't the Olympic Committee have spent the money on getting an Olympic cauldron that worked? Or maybe this is a necessary investment?

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  • Bastion 2010/02/23 16:01:45
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    Bastion
    +4
    It's not tax money - why is this a problem? It's a nice convenience for the athletes - a decent hospitality gift in the Olympic Villiage.

    Why do some people get their panties in a twist about adults having sex? Grow up.

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  • gabriellamariab 2010/02/25 15:37:07
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    gabriellamariab
    what?! cant the canadians have some fun with the japanese,lol
  • Jake 2010/02/25 01:11:56
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    Jake
    They pretty much assume you're going to get laid. One more incentive to become a sports star, kids!
  • mavverick74 2010/02/24 17:55:14
    Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
    mavverick74
    We should worry more about underage pregnancy's than Olympic sex or condoms there,they are grown men and women. Shouldn't have sex unless you can afford to buy your own .
  • iLuVtOkIoHoTeL 2010/02/24 10:22:41
    Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
    iLuVtOkIoHoTeL
    why on earth would they need to have sex at the olympics??but if they have to,then they should buy all the condoms they need,and i agree with christine atleast they r promoting safe sex!!!!
  • karenstevens03 2010/02/24 02:45:21
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    karenstevens03
    +1
    this is 2010, condoms should be free for everyone... humans have sex... alot... condoms help stop the spread of disease and avoid unwanted pregnancies... I'm truely amazed at those who think the 20k spent on condoms is a big deal... the Olympics have CORPORATE SPONSERS... a corporate CEO could easily spend 20k just visiting the Olympics...
  • John 2010/02/24 01:50:18
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    John
    +3
    The 1996 Olympics were in Atlanta. So which is it? The '96 Atlanta Olympics or the 2000 Sydney Olympics? How on earth can you not even realize this glaring mistake after you publish the article (obviously referring to the author of the article that is linked in this post).
  • foolicooli 2010/02/24 00:55:57
  • BBoy legacy 2010/02/24 00:22:25
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    BBoy legacy
    it does help them cause if they want to have sex.... and they are girls... they wont get pregnant.... and they will be in good shape for the events
  • Christine 2010/02/23 23:04:23
    Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
    Christine
    Well maybe not a waste of money...but maybe not spend as MUCH money on condoms? I mean I wouldn't know, but if I was in the Olympics I probably wouldn't be to concerned about sex. It's a good point that it blows of steam but still....
    Well, at least they're promoting safe sex right?
  • carina 2010/02/23 22:39:27
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    carina
    lucky!! haha who cares how much sex they have? at least they're less likely to get pregnant
  • Jordan S. 2010/02/23 22:35:00
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    Jordan S.
    +2
    I agree that it's better to be proactive about the athletes health and make sure that everyone is safe when engaging in activities NOT related to their sports. But still athletic ;)
  • kevracer 2010/02/23 22:29:29
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    kevracer
    condoms neccesary investment sex helps athletes blow steam

    I'd be burning three a day with Lindsey Vonn
  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2010/02/23 21:35:27
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +2
    Sex? Olympians have sex?
    neccesary investment sex helps athletes blow steam sex olympians sex
  • jimiwhitten 2010/02/23 20:14:26
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    jimiwhitten
    +1
    I think it is a wise move - not really neccesary... Young folks will get friendly when they are away from home. Most US Navy ships, when they hit port in Thailand or any semi-exotic locale, put a huge box at the bootom of the gang-plank and the guys grab a handful as they leave for liberty. I am not sure what is says about society, but it is better than trying to treat some of the critters they could bring home without them.
  • miranda 2010/02/23 19:44:45
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    miranda
    +1
    I'm glad the IOC promotes safe sex.
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2010/02/23 19:27:19
  • Cordingly 2010/02/23 19:23:01 (edited)
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    Cordingly
    +1
    I do wonder how these are even distributed, I doubt all the athletes are busy knocking boots, but if they are, at least it's safe.

    They also get free McDonald's, which sounds way grosser.
  • fuzzy K... Cordingly 2010/02/23 21:25:50
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    Ewwww! McDonalds? Do professional athletes eat that crap?
  • Cordingly fuzzy K... 2010/02/23 21:30:24
    Cordingly
    +1
    I remember reading a few years ago that the US throwing team in the summer Olympics had it available. One of the shot putters said he treated himself to two Big Macs... I wonder of course whether or not it's the same fast food that we know, or if it's more "gourmet".

    I imagine Olympic athletes get a decent amount of stuff for free during the games.
  • fuzzy K... Cordingly 2010/02/23 21:37:42
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    Athletes are, in my experience, very careful about what they put in their bodies.
  • Bastion 2010/02/23 16:01:45
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    Bastion
    +4
    It's not tax money - why is this a problem? It's a nice convenience for the athletes - a decent hospitality gift in the Olympic Villiage.

    Why do some people get their panties in a twist about adults having sex? Grow up.
  • silver raven harry/james po... 2010/02/23 15:47:31
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    silver raven harry/james potter
    +1
    i love the olmpics
  • Breone 2010/02/23 14:43:39
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    Breone
    +3
    ... and condoms help athletes blow-off athletes.
  • fuzzy K... Breone 2010/02/23 21:28:05
  • Breone Breone 2010/02/24 19:00:11
    Breone
    I haven't seen this reasoning, but regardless of the sex issue, these are international athletes with only visas for the duration of the event.. And as one mentioned, with corporate sponsors (in some countries) for one thing, and many simply a national celebrity "owned" by the government in other countries. The last thing they would wish to have is a political issue regarding citizenship rights, family law disputes, and even forced asylum. Included is the simple matter of "losing face". Asian women, for instance, enjoy sex no less than anyone else, however their upbringing and culture would ban them from the family rather than gain support if they were to get pregnant, so sex is kept on the down-low (no pun) and done with discretion and protection. I'm sure nearly all representing countries are in 100% agreement.
  • Sarge 2010/02/23 14:21:58
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    Sarge
    This was a topic of discussion at the last Olympics as well. Must be something to it.
  • lizzistheshizz 2010/02/23 14:16:16
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    lizzistheshizz
    +1
    I wouldn't necesarily say that sex helps them blow off steam but what good would it be to have a bunch of illegitimate olympian babies running around?... They're just covering their asses, smart move.
  • Cordingly lizzist... 2010/02/23 19:23:50
    Cordingly
    Right, hell, you don't even need to place in the top 3 to get some spectator ass later.
  • Keisha 2010/02/23 14:14:57
    Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
    Keisha
    +1
    I dont understand why this happens at all? They are responsible for themselves they should bring their own. Strange.
  • Cordingly Keisha 2010/02/23 21:31:45
    Cordingly
    True, but I don't imagine it comes to mind.

    "Alright, I've been training my whole life for this and now I'm going to a foreign country, let's see here, socks, tooth brush, book of local phrases... Oh yeah, I almost forgot the dong bags!"
  • PeterB 2010/02/23 13:56:25 (edited)
    Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
    PeterB
    +2
    I guess I missed it. Which Olympic event was it exactly that requires the use of these products? Or were they part of a personal hygiene package, ie., tooth brush, toothpaste, underarm deodorant, condoms, lube, etc.?
  • sasquatchette 2010/02/23 06:50:26
    Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
    sasquatchette
    +1
    They can buy their own, just like the rest of us.
  • fuzzy K... sasquat... 2010/02/23 21:29:10
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    I get mine for free at Kenneth Cole.
  • deewillyfree 2010/02/23 06:22:44
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    deewillyfree
    14 boinks for the duration of the Olympics .....

    Doable!
  • Riobhca 2010/02/23 04:41:44
    Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
    Riobhca
    This is so ridiculous. Why can't they buy their own? And why are their sex lives public record? Who wants to hear that. Not me.
  • I~Fell~Down~A~Rabbithole 2010/02/23 03:59:50 (edited)
    Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
    I~Fell~Down~A~Rabbithole
    c-c-condoms *snorts hold the the laughter* *high pitched voice* really
  • d 2010/02/23 03:36:04
    No, condoms are a neccesary investment. Sex helps athletes blow off steam.
    d
    nope... what ever is the problem?
  • Painted. Red 2010/02/23 02:28:44
    Yes, the condoms are obviously a waste of money. 100,000?!? That's way too many!
    Painted. Red
    +1
    How is sex relevant to the Olympics? Blowing off steam? What? I didn't read the extra article, and probably should have, but I just don't really understand why Olympic athletes need free condoms.
  • d Painted... 2010/02/23 03:37:03
    d
    well, ok... they are all pretty rich, I guess they should pay for them...
  • Painted... d 2010/02/23 03:45:15
    Painted. Red
    Yeah. I really don't understand why they need free ones. I mean safe sex ftw, but they can pay for their own.

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