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Friday, October 8, 2010

Use of condoms in Games Village, a positive story: Fennell

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI) Condoms blocking toilets in the Games village might have come in for some embarrassment but the Commonwealth Games Federation boss Michael Fennell termed it a "positive" story saying that athletes are responsible in promoting safe sex. While sex is not a Commonwealth Games sport, it seems to be an activity in the Games Village at Akshardham housing more than 7,000 athletes, all of whom are in great shape and with plenty of free time at their disposal once knocked out of their respective events.

Asked about the embarraassing scenes of condoms blocking toilets at the Games Village, the CGF president said: "If that is happening, it shows there is use of condoms and I think that is a very positive story, that athletes are being responsible." "This issue was controversial some years back but not now.

Promoting safe sex is a responsible thing to do," he said. Incidentally, athletes received free condoms at every Games Village since Barcelona in 1992 to help raise awareness about AIDS, and in Beijing 2008 it notched up a record with a whopping 100,000 condoms being distributed.