In flagrant violation of an exclusive contract with a supplier, a mysterious bucket of Australian condoms, branded “For the Gland Down Under,” has appeared in the Olympic athletes’ village, Reuters reports. The receptacle containing Ansell Ltd Lifestyles and Pasante-brand prophylactics has apparently upset Durex, the company that paid for the rights to supply Olympians with the tools of the trade.
“We will look into this and ask that they are not handed out to other athletes because Durex are our supplier,” a LOCOG spokeswoman told Reuters. Pasante claims not to have any involvement in this cunning stunt, but is not about to let a good promotional opportunity slip away. “We have no association with the Olympics—but we did launch a gold condom this year for champions,” said its managing director.
But hey, you can’t blame the Aussies for bringing extra supplies. At the Sydney Games in 2000, they actually ran out of condoms—and had to order another 20-thousand. Since then, the Olympic condom supply has more than doubled, from 70,000 in Sydney to 100,000 in Beijing to 150,000 in London. I suppose that with all the rain and nasty weather in the UK, the athletes must be spending more time indoors.