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Prophylacticlypse Now: Flushed Condoms Creating Mess At Commonwealth Games

Given the deplorable conditions which greeted competitors when they arrived for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, including but not limited to wild animals terrorizing visitors and athletes alike to such a degree organizers had no choice but to deploy armies of monkeys into the streets to scare off packs of roaming beasts, it should come as no surprise that the troubles keep on piling up. And this new one is a doozy: due to an indiscriminate amount of humping by participants in the Games, the athlete’s village’s sewage and drainage systems are clogging and buckling under the pressure due to an influx of thousands of used condoms which are being flushed down toilets. Gross.

Organizers of the Commonwealth Games made 8,000 condoms available to competitors to promote safe sex, a practice now common during global athletic competitions, from the World Cup in South Africa to several of the most recent Olympic Games. But due to the hastiness in which the athlete’s village for these particular games was constructed, the used condoms are severely backing up the sewer system, something I suspect creates the potential for a pretty messy situation. Not good.

But if you look hard enough, you can find a silver lining in all the raw sewage! According to Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell, it’s a great sign, wonderful even, because it shows that the athletes are indeed practicing safe sex.

Via a Reuters report on Yahoo!:

“If that is happening, it shows that there is use of condoms and I think that is a very positive story. Athletes are being responsible.

“We all know that encouraging safe sex is a very important thing to do.”

Fair enough, but do you know another very important thing to do which should have been on the organizers’ minds? Constructing and implementing a modernized drainage system which would have prevented the possibility of human waste and used condoms to cascade down the streets of New Delhi like some kind of unholy, apocalyptic flood of spent bodily fluids. Just an idea I wanted to throw out there for next time, guys.

Condoms clog Commonwealth Games village drains [Yahoo!/Reuters]
(previously at the Sportress: Security At Upcoming Commonwealth Games Literally A Barrel Of Monkeys)