YOG & O stands for Orgy, not Olympic?!

Well, that's what my prudent colleague commented in disbelief. We're talking about how condoms will be made available to officials & athletes in the incoming YOG (Youth Olympic Games).

No, the rings are not the top view of condoms of many colors


What I don't get is that firstly officials as they are not minor, surely they can purchase their own condoms as and when required. Ehm.

Secondly, if the youths are minor why then this magical rubbers are made available to them? Even the organisers were quoted to say, "We have to be mindful that the athletes coming to the Youth Olympic Games are minors and in accordance to Singapore's law, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 and allowing free distribution of condoms within the Youth Olympic Village may be misconstrued by the young athletes."

And yet, they (the condoms, not the young athletes) are to 'be made available' as well for athletes. Kind of contradicting statements, I reckon.

Condoms will be made available to officials and athletes of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

It'll only be available at the medical clinic of the Youth Olympic Village (YOV).

In a written statement, the organisers said: "The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee and the International Olympic Committee had jointly agreed not to widely distribute condoms in YOV or any YOG venues on the basis that the athletes are minors."

The condoms are provided by UNAIDS - the Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV and Aids.

"We have to be mindful that the athletes coming to the Youth Olympic Games are minors and in accordance to Singapore's law, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 and allowing free distribution of condoms within the Youth Olympic Village may be misconstrued by the young athletes," said the organisers.

Providing condoms at other Olympic events is not unusual.

Some reports say in the Beijing Olympics, 100,000 condoms were made available.

From Channel NewsAsia, "Condoms provided at Youth Olympic Village's medical clinic by UNAIDS".

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