Randy athletes at the Commonwealth Games are giving the game’s chiefs a new headache by clogging up the village’s drainage system with used condoms.
Organisers in Delhi provided 8,000 free condoms last week with more than half of the contraceptives already snapped up by the game’s horizontal joggers.
But instead of disposing of them properly, athletes have been flushing them down the toilet.
Staff are having their work cut out unblocking the village’s sewage system – with the non-biodegradable contraceptives clogging up the drains.
Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell said: “If that is happening, it shows that there is use of condoms and I think that is a very positive story.
“We all know that encouraging safe sex is a very important thing to do.”
Condoms have been given out at games since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with these events known for being sex fests as well as sporting spectacles.
Matthew Syed, a journalist for The Times, represented Great Britain in table tennis at the Barcelona games and remembers the event for its sex as much its sport.
He once wrote: “I had sex more often in those two and a half weeks than in the rest of my life up to that point.
“That is to say twice, which may not sound a lot, but for a 21-year-old undergraduate with crooked teeth, it was a minor miracle.”
The drainage problem is the latest problematic event to take place at the Commonwealth Games in India.
It has been a disastrous start so far with major concerns about the facilities and poor attendances at events while many of the competitors have suffered severe bouts of the infamous ‘Delhi Belly’.
And to combat the wild monkeys running riot in the city, chiefs have had to employ Langur Monkeys as animal security guards.
But while event chiefs have been slammed for these part in the debacle, the blame for drain blockage can be laid fairly at the foot of the competitors.