Free condoms to be handed out at Winter Olympics – however athletes discouraged from hugging

Free condoms shall be handed to athletes at subsequent month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing, nevertheless opponents have been discouraged from shaking fingers and hugging.

The Worldwide Olympics Committee revealed within the occasions playbook that athletes have been required to minimise interplay, and keep inside their ‘shut loop’ attributable to worries over the unfold of COVID-19.

The IOC playbook revealed the ‘closed loop’ had been launched to ‘preserve Video games members and the individuals of China protected by means of lowering pointless interactions’.

The playbook learn: “A particular system has been outlined to maintain Video games members and the individuals of China protected by means of lowering pointless interactions, whereas nonetheless permitting you to carry out the day-to-day actions important to your function throughout the Video games.

Athletes shall be inspired to observe social distancing in Beijing.
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“This closed loop system permits you to enter China with out present process a obligatory 21-day quarantine, topic to you being totally vaccinated.”

A report from Reuters nevertheless has confirmed that athletes will all be distributed free condoms upon arrival, following an e mail from occasion officers.

The e-mail learn: “All Olympic-related items will present acceptable portions of condoms at no cost on the acceptable time to individuals who’ve checked in to remain contained in the loop.”

Reuters additionally revealed that these included within the free distribution are the world’s media in Beijing to cowl the Video games, after journalists checking into Guizhou Resort discovered 5 condoms of their room.

Free condoms on the occasion will come as no shock to athletes and ‘closed loop’ Sport goers, with the distribution first beginning on the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

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Free condoms shall be out there to all athletes.
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Ultimately 12 months’s 2021 Summer season Video games in Tokyo organisers revealed they have been set to offer out over 150,000 condoms, however inspired athletes to take them dwelling with them attributable to social distancing within the Olympic village.

This got here after the IOC pledged to proceed their distribution in an effort to encourage protected intercourse and to lift consciousness of HIV and AIDS.

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