“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"
Tokyo Olympics officials are providing 160,000 condoms to athletes to use only in their home countries.
Starting on 23 July, the Tokyo Olympics will be the first major global sporting event since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.
International spectators are barred from attending the event and the number of foreign athletes willing to show up still remains questionable.
However, it has been confirmed that four Japanese manufacturers will supply 160,000 condoms to competitors at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Athletes staying in the Olympic Village during the competition have been provided with condoms since the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Nonetheless, the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee has introduced restrictions with regards to the condoms due to the pandemic.
“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,” officials said.
The committee is also considering only handing out the condoms after the competition is over and when the athletes leave the village.
In other sports news, Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open after refusing to attend a press conference.