Athletes who are participating in the Tokyo Olympic games will receive condoms, but they are expected not to use them. Per reports, Japanese organizers ordered 160,000 condoms to be issued out to athletes in the Olympic Village. Condoms will not be given out until the conclusion of the Games. This tactic at the Olympics is not new, in fact Hundreds of thousands of free condoms have been given out during the Olympics since the 1988 Seoul games. According to the Olympic organizers, athletes should take the condoms home and use them to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
According to the Olympics rule book, Athletes are under strict coronavirus protocols as Tokyo and other regions of Japan are under a state of emergency due to COVID-19. They all must follow social distancing guidelines and abide by bans on handshakes, high-fives, and other physical contact. Any participant who violates these rules could face fines, disqualification, and the loss of Olympic medals.