This fascinating story on MSNBC details what the Olympians get up to after hours in Vancouver, with a lovely little tidbit in the fact that Vancouver organizers have laid in a stock of 100,000 condoms , which works out to 14 for each of the 7,000 athletes, coaches, trainers and officials housed in the Games’ two villages. The distribution of free condoms at the Olympics goes back at least to 1992 and Barcelona… In 2000, Sydney organizers thought that 70,000 would be enough. They were wrong and had to send out for 20,000 more.
Call me a prude, but 14 each for 17 days seems mildly excessive. Though on the other hand, there’s Johnny Weir: