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Egyptian athletes given 'fake Nike gear' by Olympic officials

Swimmer says 'Nike' bags came with Adidas zippers and athletes had to buy replacements
LAST UPDATED AT 13:43 ON Wed 25 Jul 2012IT'S A problem that thousands of Western tourists in Egypt have encountered, and now even the Egyptian Olympic Committee seem to have fallen victim to an unscrupulous salesman after it was claimed a contractor handed out knock-off Nike kit to athletes heading for London 2012.

The Daily Telegraph reported that the EOC "chose a vendor for its athletes' training and village wear who supplied counterfeit clothing bearing the Nike brand".

Synchronised swimmer Yomna Khallaf confirmed the claims on Twitter. "The bags for example have a big Nike logo in the front and the zippers are Adidas," she revealed.

She later added that she and other competitors had been forced to shell out on genuine gear. "It's so frustrating that we had to pay an extra 2,000 [Egyptian] pounds

Added: Jul-25-2012 Occurred On: Jul-25-2012
By: trustedsource11
Tags: egypt, nike, london, olympics
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