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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Bolt condoms on ebay in huge Olympic sell-off


Condoms given out to Olympic stars like Usain Bolt are being sold on eBay by volunteers and staff.
After the Games, workers stripped the Olympic Park of memorabilia.
Everything from clocks and maps to mouse mats and umbrellas were grabbed by desperate souvenir hunters. Much of it is now for sale online — including many of the 150,000 condoms given to athletes to encourage safe sex. They are on offer for a fiver.
Even staff who worked for disgraced security firm G4S have put their green uniforms up for sale.
A source said: “After the Paralympics closing ceremony many of the venues and both media centres were stripped out. Anything not nailed down was just lifted.
“Everyone expected a few things to go missing but it was still a shock to see how much stuff was grabbed.
“Tens of thousands of pounds worth of stuff has just disappeared.”
Some of the 70,000 volunteers — praised by 2012 chairman Lord Coe for their efforts — are selling their pink and purple outfits.
And a road sign warning of delays during the torch relay in West Sussex is also available for £45, but hasn’t attracted a single bid.
The source added: “There’s always going to be a market for memorabilia. But some of the stuff is just silly.”

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