LONDON: London Olympic organisers are investigating how a bucket of condoms with a placard reading ‘Kangaroos condoms, for the gland downunder’ with the picture of a boxing kangaroo found its way into the athletes’ village without official consent.
Barcelona started the trend of supplying free condoms to athletes when the Spanish city held Olympics in 1992, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) endorsing the move to help AIDS awareness and prevention.
The London Olympic organisers, LOCOG, have provided 150,000 free condoms in dispensers for the 10,800 athletes at the games. They are
supplied by Durex, part of British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser, which paid for the supply rights.
A LOCOG spokeswoman said they were trying to find out who distributed the so-called Kangaroo condoms.
“We will look into this and ask that they are not handed out to other athletes because Durex are our supplier,” she said.