Why do the Olympics give out condoms?
The tradition of handing out condoms at the Olympics dates back to the 1988 Games in Seoul. The goal was to encourage safe sex and spread awareness of HIV and AIDS. Since then, passing out condoms to Olympic athletes has been a long-standing tradition.
Will Tokyo still host 2020 Olympics?
The Tokyo Olympic Games are under way, with thousands of athletes set to compete. Organisers say the event can be held safely, despite calls for it to be cancelled because of Covid.
Where is 2024 Olympics held?
What does the 5 circles stand for in the Olympics?
The rings are five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green and red on a white field, known as the “Olympic rings”. The symbol was originally created in 1913 by Coubertin. He appears to have intended the rings to represent the five continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania.
Do Olympians get free condoms?
Due to the need to social distance in the semi-bubble of the Olympic Village, athletes will only profer their prophylactics when leaving their housing. The IOC has given out condoms since the 1998 Games in Seoul to raise awareness around HIV and AIDS.
Do athletes have to pay to go to the Olympics?
Sixty percent of elite athletes don’t consider themselves financially stable. Unless they win, USA Olympians don’t get paid for competing at the Olympics.