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Commonwealth Games: Condoms block athletes' toilets

Source: IMN - Nigeriafilms.com

ORGANISERS of the 19th Common-wealth Games, Delhi 2010 can even spin reports of used condoms clogging toilets at the athletes village into a positive story.

India's Mail newspaper carried a front page story on Thursday reporting thousands of condoms were clogging toilets at the village.

Plumbers sent to unblock toilets said used condoms were the problem, with an un-named health official quoted as saying 2,000 of the 8,000 free contraceptives had been used so far.

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president, Mike Fennell said the report was a positive.

"Well I hope they clear the toilets," Fennell said.

"I am not quite sure what the point is, if that is happening it shows that there is use of condoms and I think that is a very positive story, that athletes are being responsible.

"As you know, this issue was controversial some years back about whether condoms should be issued to athletes and so on.

"But we all know that promoting safe sex is a very responsible thing to do, and if that is being used, then I think the athletes are being responsible."