New Delhi, Aug.15 : About 400,000 free condoms have been distributed to 119 contract hotels of the Olympic Games to ensure that safe sex takes place during the fortnight-long event.
Other hotels in the city have also received condoms, said Jin Dapeng, the Beijing Health Bureau's Party chief.
Xinhua quoted Jin as saying that condoms had been put in over 90,000 rooms of 424 hotels rated three stars and above.
The bureau has also distributed 250,000 free pamphlets on AIDS prevention and control in contract and other hotels.
He said the authorities had trained thousands of Olympic volunteers to advocate AIDS prevention during the Games.
The Chinese organizers had worked with United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the International Olympic Committee to distribute information about AIDS to participants in this year's Games.
In the clinic at the Olympic Village, some 100,000 high-quality condoms were available for distribution along with information on HIV prevention in English, French and Chinese.
Jin said the Games were a good opportunity to amplify the AIDS prevention message globally as it brought an enormous influx of visitors to Beijing.