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Posted on 08/07/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by null and void
London 2012 are investigating how a bucket of unofficial condoms found its way into the athletes' village without official consent.
The Australian BMX cyclist Caroline Buchanan tweeted a photograph of the bucket, which featured a sign reading "Kangaroos condoms, for the gland downunder", and a picture of a boxing kangaroo.
"Haha, the rumours are true. Olympic village."
The London Olympic organisers provided 150,000 free condoms in dispensers for the 10,800 athletes at the Games, supplied by Durex which paid for the supply rights.
A Locog spokeswoman said they were trying to find out who distributed the Kangaroo condoms, with the container shown to hold condoms from Durex's rivals Ansell Ltd, an Australian company, and Pasante, a private British firm.
She said athletes and officials were allowed to bring products into the village for their personal use.
"We will look into this and ask that they are not handed out to other athletes because Durex are our supplier," said the spokeswoman.
A spokeswoman for Ansell said her company knew nothing about the issue and it could well be a prank. "We have had no official participation or association with the Olympics at all," she said.
Lawrence Boon, the managing director of Pasante, said his company had no involvement with the distribution of condoms in the athletes' village and he suspected it was a prank by the Australian team.
"We have no association with the Olympics but we did launch a gold condom this year for champions," said Boon. "With such high teenage pregnancy and STD rates, we try to make people carry condoms by making them fun and interesting."
A Durex spokeswoman said the company was "proud to be supplying free condoms for the Olympics Games" but declined to elaborate further.
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What’s the diff between official and unofficial condoms and why would it make any difference? Isn’t bad enough that “official” condoms are given out?
Durex paid for the Olympic endorsement.
Durex condoms, when you only get laid once every four years...
And they are not supplying enough? Sounds like the Olympic village is nothing but an internationaly sanctioned orgy.
They only provided 150,000...
The problem is that someone paid for exclusive rights. Exclusive isn’t an ambiguous term in business.
Geez! Do the math.
Kangaroo Condoms have penetrated the Olympic Village security perimeter.
“Durex paid for the Olympic endorsement.”
Are you trying to say that Durex got screwed? Oh the irony!
“Whats the diff between official and unofficial condoms and why would it make any difference?”
In the Olympic marketing world, if someone’s using an unapproved condom, the official sponsor is getting screwed.
And apparently the sponsors are not the only ones getting screwed. Sad to say the least.
You got that right! It is more or less exactly that. Complete with all the booze you could possibly want.
And yet the athletes can compete at such a high level? I don't think so.
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