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Rio 2016: Athletes given 42 condoms each to last two weeks

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
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The Olympic Games has always been a gathering of the greatest athletes in the world, and the fittest bodies in the world.

The 2016 edition being held in Rio, one of the sexiest cities in the world. The days and the nights and the (puts on sunglasses) humans are hot. No wonder Olympians get it on.

Right now, in Rio, Tinder is very much in use. In 2012, rumors spread that Grindr crashed when the Olympic teams arrived in London. That same year, Hope Solo told ESPN she saw athletes having sex out in the open in the Olympic village. Which is good, because this year, the indoor digs don't look too inviting. And this year, in Rio, each athlete was given a record 42 condoms to last them a whole two weeks, according to Esquire. 

If anything, having sex is a boon to the medal count.

According to Quartz, a recent paper published before the Rio de Janeiro games compared the nine best studies conducted in the last 50 years on the effect of sex on athletic performance and found that sex does not negatively impact an athlete's game. Athletes do not tire faster or compete sluggishly, and their hormone levels are not negatively impacted. Plus, as Quartz points out, working out regularly makes sex more enjoyable, improving blood flow and stimulating nerves.

So, for those down there in Rio winning medals for their country, feel free to use every single one of those 42 condoms. Go team.