Unauthorized Condoms at the Olympics Leads to Investigation
Durex brand condoms are the official condom of the 2012 London Olympics. Something Olympic organizers take seriously. Olympic officials have launched an investigation after a bucket of unauthorized condoms were foundin the Olympic Village, the temporary home of competing athletes.
Condoms are nothing new at the games. Since 1992, condoms have been supplied to athletes. This year, Durex paid to be the official supplier. Hence why Olympic officials are so irked by the appearance of condoms from Durex’s rival Ansell.
Product promotion is strictly regulated by organizers with companies often paying millions for Olympic games rights. A spokesperson for the games stated they “will look into this and ask that they are not handed out to other athletes because Durex are our supplier.”
Durex supplied 150,000 condoms for the more than 10,000 athletes competing in London. This is a record number exceeding the 100,000 provided at the Beijing games.