Headline of the week


Wanna compete for your country now?

From ninemsn.com.au

Reports emanating from the Winter Olympics Athletes Village in Vancouver suggest that the 100,000 free condoms initially supplied to competing athletes have run out.

In 14 days.

Rough guesstimates meant that approximately 14 condoms were supplied for each registered athlete, trainer, official and coach.


During the Sydney 2000 Olympics organizers ordered 70,000, but were soon forced to order an emergency batch of a further 20,000. Beijing ordered 100,000 in 2008. Each (and this is really true) was imprinted with the Olympic slogan ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger‘.

Man, if I had a buck for every time I’d heard that muttered in a plaintive voice in the bedroom…

8500 condoms will be arriving at the Athletes Village by this weekend. Some athletes are apparently just collecting the peak performance prophylactics as novelty souvenirs of their Olympic experience. Not all. Some.

Rest assured though that plenty of others will be striving to master their form, give 110% effort at all times… and to maybe even ‘stick the landing’ if they’re lucky.

Seems the lesson to be learned here is to remember that it matters not whether you came first at the Olympics… only that you came at all.



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