Athletes' Condoms Clog Pipes in India
Commonwealth Games dealing with yet another problem
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Oct 7, 2010 2:39 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 7, 2010 3:52 PM CDT
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(User Submitted) – Apparently world-class athletes have a lot of sex. Following the latest challenges for the Commonwealth Games in India—including sub-par construction, security concerns, worries about dengue fever, snakes in hiding, and menacing monkeys—the latest is that the plumbing is becoming stopped up with condoms, reports Reuters.

"It shows that there is use of condoms and I think that is a very positive story," says Games chief Mike Fennell. About 8,000 condoms were provided to athletes, and already half have been used—and flushed down toilets during the first week. But that's nothing. After the decision in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics to provide condoms to athletes, the numbers have been rising. About 100,000 were provided in Beijing in 2008 and in this year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.