Maybe the Athletes Are Making Water Balloons?


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Have you heard about the latest Olympic scandal? No, it’s not more doping accusations. And no one else threw a badminton game. But it is hitting the Olympics where it hurts- their pocketbook. See, the Olympics have sponsors for everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. So the organizers were quite unhappy to discover that non-Durex condoms were being distributed to athletes! According to the Guardian:

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.

Clearly, London 2012 officials have nothing better to do than bust an illegal condom distribution ring!

Looking into this a bit more closely we discovered that Olympic athletes were provided with 150,000 Durex condoms (hence the outrage over Kangaroo condoms hopping their way in) so I sincerely hope the contraband bucket was a brand preference and not simply because the Olympics ran out! (Still, at “just” 150,000 it seems the athlete’s extra-curricular activities are… uhm… busy.)


Personally, I would pay Olympic front row seat prices to see Matt Lauer’s face if an athlete blamed their poor showing in the games on the too-easy access to condoms! At least we know there won’t be as many mini-Olympians running around come June.

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Zek has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to their first PDA (a Palm M100). They quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. They love writing about ebooks because they combine their two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?