That’s right; the Vancouver Olympic Organizers have made sure that the best athletes in the world have enough condoms for the Winter Olympic Games. 100,000 condoms were delivered to the Winter Olympic Games, that is 14 condoms for every competitor using the Winter Olympic Village as a residence.
It only makes sense though, these are young, healthy, and physically fit individuals, all crammed into a small environment, so flirting would be a natural thing here. Obviously many competitors go beyond the flirting and that is why the Vancouver Winter Olympic Organizers made sure that everyone was safe by distributing the condoms.
This is not a new thing at the Olympics. Condom distribution started back at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The 2000 Olympics in Sydney almost was a disaster because Olympic Organizers there only supplied 70,000 free condoms, not enough obviously, as they had to order an additional 20,000 before the end of the games. The Beijing Olympics were adequately stocked with over 100,000 condoms on hand for their athletes.
The U.S. Curling Association has its own official condom: “Hurry Hard,” named for a phrase curlers yell to each other to encourage faster ice-sweeping.
As was commented recently by one athlete at the Winter Olympic Games this year, “Just like Las Vegas, what happens at the Olympic Village, stays at the Olympic Village.”