As if the pressure of winning a gold medal or scoring a perfect 10 wasn't enough.
Ansell Ltd., the official condom distributor for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, has predicted that athletes and officials could have sex an average of 10 times over the 11 day event. The company announced it will provide 60,000 free condoms to the official games village, which is expected to house 4,500 competitors and 1,500 officials, the Australian Associated Press reported Thursday.
And if the company learned anything from its experience stocking the Sydney Olympics in 2000, it will need to have more condoms on hand for when stocks run out.
"We initially supplied 50,000 condoms for the athlete's village in Sydney in 2000; however, 30,000 additional condoms were requested during games time," Ansell's Asia Pacific marketing vice president Burton Van Rooyen told AAP. "We learned quite a lot from the Olympics," he added. Asked if Ansell planned to bring out a commemorative condom to mark the event, he replied: "Not at this stage. We hope every one will be memorable." Van Rooyen said the condoms would most likely be distributed at a village clinic, reports the AP. I.L.