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Please take Tokyo Olympics condoms back to your home country and use them there, organizers say

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

The Tokyo Olympics , which start on July 23, are going to be very different from how the Games are usually held. For starters, the international sporting competition will have no spectators from overseas at its venues, and it’s still questionable just how many foreign athletes will be showing up as well, either because their own populations are not widely vaccinated against the coronavirus or because of concerns about Japan’s currently low vaccination rates.

One thing is for sure, though: athletes competing in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will still be given condoms, as four Japanese manufacturers will be supplying competitors with a total of 160,000 condoms.

In and of itself, this isn’t so strange. Athletes staying in the Olympic Village have been being provided with condoms since the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and it’s pretty much an open secret that lodging a huge group of young, physically fit individuals in close proximity to one another for two weeks usually results in plentiful copulation. However, many are already questioning whether it’s safe to be holding the Olympics in the first place during a pandemic, and encouraging athletes to get naked seems like an unnecessary additional risk.

However, the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee insists that its distribution of condos is completely compatible with proper social distancing protocols. Why? Because they don’t want athletes to use the condoms while they’re at the Village at all, clarifying;

“Our intent and goal is not for athletes to use the condoms at the Olympic Village, but to help with awareness by taking them back to their own countries.”

In other words, the Olympic condoms are meant to be souvenirs from the competitors’ time in Japan, which they’ll enjoy using once they’re back home.

The committee has also said it’s reexamining the specific distribution process, implying that perhaps they won’t be given out until after the Games are done and athletes are leaving the village. But if organizers don’t want athletes having sex until they’re back home, then why do they feel the need to give them condoms while they’re in Japan? For starters, the Organizing Committee cited the IOC’s stated objective of using the Games as a platform to promote awareness of the dangers of HIV. However, an athlete going back to their home country and saying “Hey, let’s try out my Olympic condom I got in Japan” doesn’t seem like it’s going to raise awareness of safe sex in anyone other than their specific partner for that night.

Though not directly mentioned by the Organizing Committee, odds are two practical issues are playing a larger role. First, organizers may be resigned to the eventuality that no matter how much they discourage it, a number of athletes might still have sex while they’re in Japan, and thus feel obligated to provide condoms, since that’s been part of Olympic Village accommodations for decades now. In addition, the contracts and payments to the four Japanese manufacturers for their 160,000 condoms were probably locked in some time ago. If the Organizing Committee is stuck with the bill, and the manufacturers want the PR boost from being official Olympic suppliers, there’s not much left to do except distribute them to their originally intended recipients, though maybe they should get Japan’s condom ambassador, gravure model Airi Shimizu, to help stress the “Don’t use them until you get home” part.

Source: Tokyo Sports Web via Yahoo! Japan News

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But what if an athlete runs into *Fukumi and Fukuyu?**

(thank you, Austin Powers)

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If the athletes are to be locked down in the Olympic village I would say they will be needing more condoms, not fewer

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masks on (for protection!)..... and no kissing, no panting, no loud moans.

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Do these condoms have the official logo on them? Or just the mascot?

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They are nano size here, so I just go in raw.

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Haha... yeah if they fit...

1998 Winter Olympics ones were good souvenirs... never tried them.. too old now. In my box of souvenirs and memorabilia.

I used what I brought over anyway as they were what I liked what anyway.

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And, where is all this covered in the Olympic Charter?

“Athletes staying in the Olympic Village have been being provided with condoms since the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Our intent and goal is to help with awareness by taking them back to their own countries.” In other words, the Olympic condoms are meant to be souvenirs from the competitors’ time in Japan, which they’ll enjoy using once they’re back home.” -

Oh, here it is (not):

“it’s pretty much ‘an open secret’ that lodging a huge group of young, physically fit individuals in close proximity to one another for two weeks usually results in plentiful copulation.

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Olimpic's fool...

Sorry Japan, but you managed to destroy everything the Olimpics mean. Those are not the Olimpic Games, those are a money grabber even with absolutely no significance anymore...

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People have gone so crazy for their new sex life that they will rather sanitize their willy than to wear condom.

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Sometimes people should understand when an excuse is simply too stretched out to be believable, a polite silence would have been better. Nobody believes that athletes are going to be isolated properly.

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Does that mean new or used ones ?

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Give them away as people get on their planes OUT of here!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Do they have the five rings on them? How does one do sex and social distancing at the same time?

On their return wifes/husbands find a packet of condoms in the husbands/wife's luggage ain' going down well.

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supplying competitors with a total of 160,000 condoms.

That’s rather ambitious, but these are Olympians I suppose...

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Japan has stated previously concerns about its declining birth rate.

Could discouraging condom by Olympic athletes be a solution?

Selective breeding using world class athletes could be an effective way to stimulate the Japanese gene pool with the fastest and strongest swimmers!

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So you want Olympians to NOT USE the condoms you GIVE them?

Ooookay, seems unsafe but them's the rules I guess ;)

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I hope they aren't giving athletes the same condoms that are usually sold here in Japan with a diameter of 36mm (or 46mm for the Mega Big Boy XL) vs. the standard 53mm or 56mm sizing in Western countries.

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Long gone are the days when a loving wife used to place a packet of condoms in her husband's travel case as he left for a business trip... just in case!

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Is there an event for the condoms? Or is it just an exhibition sport?

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Condoms distributed free in Olympics ? !

It only just dawns on one that sexual encounters and activities must have been part and parcel of sports event in Olympic Games too.

How insidious..

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Condoms distributed free in Olympics ? !

Um, yeah, this isn't anything new. They distributed condoms at every Olympics.

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Euro Dude

Sorry Japan, but you managed to destroy everything the Olimpics mean. Those are not the Olimpic Games, those are a money grabber even with absolutely no significance anymore...

The Olympics have been that way looooooong before Japan 2020/2021/(2022?)

Going back at least to the 80's.

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Its well known that the Athlete's Village is a romp show. I remember a few years ago a Brazilian diver finished last in her event because of a marathon sex session the night before. Sex has been banned already apparently. Just wondering what would happen if an Olympic Athlete was caught using Bumble or Tinder during the games.

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Sex has been banned already apparently.

What? That's a pretty silly assertion. They are literally giving out condoms to the athletes, and as adults, how can they be banned from having sex?

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Imagine if Japan administered COVID vaccinations as aggressively as it is condoms.

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Has to be the story of the day surely. The committee speaks! Probably best they don’t , but then again , the entertainment value is just too good. Huge!

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the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee insists that its distribution of condos is completely compatible with proper social distancing protocols.

Man, they are giving out condos? No wonder these games are so expensive!

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On their return wifes/husbands find a packet of condoms in the husbands/wife's luggage ain' going down well.

Not finding a packet of Olympic condoms wouldn't go down too well, would it?

"What do you mean, you've already used them??"

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Better still, give them to IOC and Japan govt because there are a lot of dicks there that we need to be protected from.

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Sends the wrong message in my opinion. Hand out souvenir masks and hand sanitizer.

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zichiToday 10:00 am JST

Do they have the five rings on them? How does one do sex and social distancing at the same time?

Some of us come pretty damn close.

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StrangerlandToday 01:08 pm JST

Sex has been banned already apparently.

What? That's a pretty silly assertion. They are literally giving out condoms to the athletes, and as adults, how can they be banned from having sex?

I would say it refers to this from the article:

"However, the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee insists that its distribution of condos is completely compatible with proper social distancing protocols. Why? Because they don’t want athletes to use the condoms while they’re at the Village at all, clarifying;

“Our intent and goal is not for athletes to use the condoms at the Olympic Village, but to help with awareness by taking them back to their own countries.”

In other words, the Olympic condoms are meant to be souvenirs from the competitors’ time in Japan, which they’ll enjoy using once they’re back home."

Nonetheless, distributing condos involves much paperwork. Distributing condoms would be much easier.

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when you open them, are they gold, silver, or bronze?

That would be fun.

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That's one Olympic event where you don't want to be too fast.

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Already the imagination is more than disgusting in the very most potential cases. If I were there I would throw them away immediately so that I surely don’t have any if such a …. comes too near and eventually wants more.

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On their return wifes/husbands find a packet of condoms in the husbands/wife's luggage ain' going down well.

The inability of the Japanese condom manufacturers to understand the implications is hilarious.

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The majority of condoms, more than 80% are made in Malaysia.

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That's one Olympic event where you don't want to be too fast.

Some events measure how long one can go. Others, how much of a load you can bear. Others, accuracy.

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Nothing more disappointing than in the heat of the moment opening a Japanese condom and finding it doesn't even cover the tip let alone the shaft, or is that just me?

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