10 things you need to know about the Rio 2016 Olympics

From Gisele Bundchen to a shedload of condoms...

Olympics Beach volleyball
Beach Volleyball One of the most popular events at this years games, no doubt.

Friday is the big day, every four years the greatest sports stars in the world get together to participate in the prestigious Olympic Games.

Kicking off the fun and games will be the traditional opening ceremony but away from the glory and training there has been some controversy. Claims of doping, corruption and the Zika virus have dominated proceedings to date.

To get you up to speed here is a comprehensive ‘what you need to know’ list ahead of Rio 2016.


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Condoms

Condoms, as intermittently used in porn
Suit up Men who see condoms used in porn are more likely to use them afterwards. Image Picture Chris Hondros/Getty Images

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450,000 condoms will be distributed to athletes taking part in the games, 350,000 for men, 100,000 for females and a whopping 175,000 packets of lubricant, making these games the sexiest in Olympics history. 

The reason for such a large amount of condoms? The Zika virus. The big talking point of the games to date has seen big name athletes like Rory McIlroy drop out and other teams like the Aussies are packing antiviral condoms to provide extra protection. 

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Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran