Even The Sex At The Olympics Is Sponsored

from the don't-f**k-without-the-official-olympic-rubber dept

We’ve had plenty of stories about the insane lengths the Olympics goes to in order to block out any appearance of a non-sponsor brand, including taping over the brands of non-sponsors on bathroom fixtures and urinals. And, apparently, the Olympics obsession with deleting all non-sponsorship brands extends almost to the point of contact when athletes decide to get down and dirty with each other.

Every couple years, when the Olympics roll around, there are stories like this one, about the volume of sexual activity in the Olympic Village among the athletes. And, if we go by condom count, the volume keeps on growing:

At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, the Australian organizing committee distributed 45,000 free condoms in the village. Eight years later in Beijing, 70,000 condoms—labeled with the phrase ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’—were exhausted and 20,000 more were ordered. This year in London, the Olympic organizing committee is providing 150,000, using special dispensers which contain a message promoting sexual health. Averaged among 10,490 athletes, that’s enough condoms for every athlete to have sex 15 times over the Olympics’ three weeks

And, of course, the Olympics found a sponsor to pay up for the privilege of being where the rubber meets the… well, you know. Durex is the official condom of the games. But… uh oh, call in the brand police! BMX cyclist Caroline Buchanan tweeted a photo of free condoms available in the Olympic Village which (gasp!) were not made by Durex!

And, indeed, the response from the Olympics was swift, as they began an investigation into this illicit behavior, because just think of all the problems if these athletes had sex with a non-sponsored condom! That cannot be allowed at all.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Ahh now I get it: The olympics is not about sports. Choose whatever you like as long as you can qualify.

It is a dating service sponsored by Durex. Are we gonna get TV-footage from it in the future as a new reality-show? I think Durex has hit a really good concept here: Free condoms and then film the use with hidden cameras! I can see why they do not want competition in this sport.

Killer_Tofu (profile) says:

Men At Work

The remaining members of the band Men At Work should get together with Kangaroo Condoms and make the parody song “Gland Down Under”.

(to a musical tune) ‘Do you come from a gland down under?’

I am sure they could also work the group name of Men at Work into the parody there somewhere. I am sure once explored, the possibilities here would be very forthcumming.

Max says:

olympics

The buzz post-Olympics usually centres on the athletes, their achievements and the tirade of endorsement campaigns that inevitably follow. But what about the structures that house these magnificent quadrennial events? Often the stadiums and swimming pools have been purpose-built, but post-event many remain unused, abandoned or unimaginatively repurposed.
Rio 2016 Live Stream will be a big hit. But, what about stadiums when olympics ends?

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