Winter Olympics chiefs to hand out free condoms to athletes but handshakes and hugs BANNED in Beijing

FREE condoms will be handed out to athletes at the Beijing Winter Olympics but handshakes and hugs are BANNED.

Olympic Games have a reputation for athletes blowing off steam in the village.

At Tokyo 2020 last year, an eye watering 160,000 condoms were distributed.

And organisers told Reuters free condoms will be returning at the Winter Games, which starts on Friday.

They said: "All Olympic-related units will provide appropriate quantities of condoms for free at the appropriate time to people who’ve checked in to stay inside the loop."

But the International Olympics Committee have revealed in the events playbook that athletes should have minimal interaction to avoid potentially spreading Covid-19.

That means shaking hands and hugging fellow competitors is banned.

The playbook read: “A special system has been defined to keep Games participants and the people of China safe through reducing unnecessary interactions, while still allowing you to perform the day-to-day activities essential to your role during the Games.

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“This closed loop system allows you to enter China without undergoing a compulsory 21-day quarantine, subject to you being fully vaccinated.”

Ex-German athlete Susen Tiedtke, 52, says it's impossible to impose a sex ban in the Village.

Tiedtke, who competed at the 1992 and 2000 Olympic Games, told Bild: "[The ban] is a big laughing stock for me, it doesn't work at all.

"Sex is always an issue in the Village.

"The athletes are at their physical peak at the Olympics. When the competition is over, they want to release their energy.

"There is one party after another, then alcohol comes into play. It happens that people have sex and there are enough people who strive for that."

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