2020 Tokyo Olympic Games athletes' village (foreground) is pictured in Tokyo, Japan, April 7, 2021.
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoTokyo Olympic organisers plan to give away about 150,000 condoms at next month's Games, but are telling athletes to take them home rather than use them in the Olympic village where social distancing rules and coronavirus measures are the top priority.
"The distribution of condoms is not for use at the athlete's village, but to have athletes take them back to their home countries to raise awareness" of HIV and AIDS issues, said Tokyo 2020 in an emailed response to questions by Reuters.
Organisers were originally planning to feed residents of the village in vast dining halls – the largest one with a capacity to seat 4,500 people at once.
But now, the organisers will ask athletes to dine alone, maintain social distancing with others, and wipe down surfaces after eating.
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