Safety first! The Winter Games always fall in the midst of cuffing season — and combined with all the hot athletes that will be making their way to the Olympic Village — it’s no surprise that South Korea has already won a gold medal when it comes to the number of condoms that will be handed out to participants.
According to the South China Morning Post, 110,000 condoms will be distributed at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. Seeing as there will be 2,795 athletes competing at the games, that is equivalent to each person receiving roughly 37 condoms. To put it into perspective, this number beats both Sochi and Vancouver by over 10,000 contraceptives. “Baskets with condoms will be placed at both men’s and women’s toilets at athletes’ villages in PyeongChang and Gangneung, the main press center, the media village as well as medical centers,” organizers explained.
While this might seem excessive — spokesman Chung Geun-sik reassured the publication he doesn’t expect athletes to use them all — it’s nothing compared to the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where organizers gave out 450,000. However, it is important to keep in mind that teams at the summer games have much larger delegations.
So, does what happen in the Olympic Village stay in the Olympic Village? Not quite. Several athletes have spoken out about sex during the international competition, and unsurprisingly, it is nothing new. “You could win a gold medal and you can sleep with a really hot guy,” skier Carrie Sheinberg, who competed in 1994, told ESPN, while Jamie Anderson told Us Weekly in 2014, “Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level. It’s all athletes! In the mountain village, it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there. There was a point where I had to be like OK, this is way too distracting. I deleted my account to focus on the Olympics.”
And Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte gave viewers some ~scientific~ data to back up the record-breaking condom distribution. “I’d say it’s 70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians,” he added, in regards to the number of athletes having sex. Let the games begin!