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August 14, 2007

Samoa Imports 50,000 Condoms

Athletes participating in Western Samoa’s South Pacific Games later this month will have no shortage of protective equipment, as 50,000 condoms have been imported by Samoan officials in preparation for the event. Roughly 5,000 people are expected to attend.

Samoa has organized a Safe Games Committee to ensure that condoms will be distributed to each athlete as well as provided at bars, nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and the National Hospital.

The Committee said in a statement that it welcomes all HIV-positive athletes, but homosexuality remains a crime punishable by up to five years in jail.


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