Published August 9, 2012 | 12:21 pm
London: After being in the news that they are available in record numbers in the London Games, condoms are back in the limelight following an inquiry ordered when a bucket full of the unofficial latex was discovered.
The probe was launched after Australian cyclist Caroline Buchanan tweeted a picture of a bucket of unofficial “Kangaroo condoms”. Durex is the official sponsor and supplied a record 150,000 condoms to 10,500 athletes in the Games Village.
Buchanan also joked about the rumours of “rampant sex” in the Village during the Games. “Haha, the rumours are true. Olympic Village,” tweeted Buchanan.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) said it was probing into the matter after picture showed the bucket containing condoms from an Australian and a British company — both being Durex’s rivals.
The trend of supplying free condoms to the athletes during the Games was started at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.