Commonwealth Games organizers about to roll out 225,000 condoms, 17,000 toilet rolls and free ice cream to welcome players to the Gold Coast village, where athletes and officials will want for little.
Before Wednesday’s opening ceremony, thousands of competitors and support staff are pouring into their temporary home on Australia’s eastern coast.
Organizers hope to make the village as comfortable and safe as possible that includes sexual health for the 6,600 athletes and team officials.
A large number of free condoms equals to around 34 per person, a robust average of three a day over the 11 days of competition.
At the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, organizers handed out 110,000 free condoms a Winter Games record while 450,000 were on offer at the Rio Olympics, where sexually transmissible Zika was a threat.
At the Gold Coast village, competitors can relax with virtual reality computer games, swim, lounge by a man-made waterfall, play the piano or sample the free Lollipop and ice cream.
More than 300 chefs will be present at the 24-hour dining room, catering for different needs including vegan, vegetarian, halal, gluten-free or lactose-free.
The 1,250 apartments and townhouses that comprise the athletes’ village will be sold off or made available to rent from early 2019.