July 25, 2012

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 wear

Here is her tweet:

Further

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.

By Stable Hand at 10:59 AM | Comments |