Free condoms to be distributed at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

The large number of free condoms equates to about 34 per person, a robust average of three a day over the 11 days of competition

Free condoms to be distributed at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018
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Australia is all set to host the Commonwealth Games 2018. In the run-up to Wednesday’s opening ceremony, thousands of competitors and support staff are pouring in to their temporary home on Gold Coast.

Organisers hope to make the village as comfortable and safe as possible for the 6,600 athletes and team officials, and that includes their sexual health.

Along with 225,000 condoms, 17,000 toilet rolls and free ice cream will be available to the athletes and officials.

At the recent, Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, organisers handed out 110,000 free condoms, a record for the Winter Olympic Games, while 450,000 were on offer at the Rio Olympics, where sexually transmissible Zika was a threat at the time.

Competitors can relax with virtual reality computer games, swim, lounge by a man-made waterfall, play the piano or sample the free lollies and ice cream at the Gold Coast village

To cater to the diet and nutritional needs of the athletes, about 300 chefs will staff the 24-hour dining room, catering for different needs including vegan, vegetarian, halal, gluten-free or lactose-free.