Egyptian athletes 'given fake Nike kits' to wear at London Games
Via the Telegraph
It is understood the Egyptian Olympic Committee chose a vendor for its athletes’ training and village wear who supplied counterfeit clothing bearing the Nike brand. Yomna Khallaf, 20, a member of Egypt’s synchronised swimming team, confirmed on Twitter that the athletes were given fake Nike wearHere is her tweet:
@MohSeif yes it is .The bags for example have big nike logo in the front and the zippers are addidas :) a lot of funny stuff too.— Yomna Khallaf (@YomnaKhallaf) July 23, 2012
A spokesman from Nike said: “Nike was recently made aware that the Egyptian Olympic Committee (EOC) chose a vendor for its athletes' training and village wear who is alleged to have supplied counterfeit footwear and apparel bearing the Nike trademarks[...] "Nike’s authorised distributor in Egypt has sent two official communications to the EOC on this issue and no response has been received. "On July 20, 2012, Nike also sent a written communication to the EOC requesting the committee to take immediate action. To date, we have not received a response.Hmmm, with increased security at the 2012 Olympics this incident definitely needs to be looked into thoroughly.