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Olympic Condom Shortage

As the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver draw to a close, the revelers face a huge problem: a condom shortage. An emergency shipment of condoms is traveling west through Canada to Vancouver where the crowd waits for the truck.

On Wednesday, Vancouver health officials had already dispensed a supply of 100,000 free condoms, on day 12 of the 17 day event. The Canadian Foundation for AIDS research lent a helping hand to assist in the shortage. "When we heard about the condom shortage in Vancouver, we felt it important to respond immediately," an executive for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS research reported. On Thursday, 8,500 condoms were delivered to Vancouver.

In support of safer sex, Olympic officials handed out the first free condoms in 1992 and have continued in Games ever since.

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