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London 2012: Egypt Olympic team get 'fake' Nike kit

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Charlemagne On December 10, 2012




Houston,
#1New Post! Jul 27, 2012 @ 23:47:53
"We signed with a Chinese distributor in light of Egypt's economic situation," he said.

Ms Khallaf tweeted that she had to spend more than $300 (£195) of her own money to buy satisfactory gear.

BBC Arab Affairs Editor Shaimaa Khalil says the incident has caused a major controversy on social media, with some users describing it as a disgrace.

Egypt is being represented by 112 Olympians at London 2012.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18995905
IndieMonet727 On October 23, 2016




, Texas
#2New Post! Jul 27, 2012 @ 23:57:49
Ooooh.
That is REALLY messed up.
restoreone On November 27, 2020




, Ohio
#3New Post! Jul 28, 2012 @ 00:13:35
Nike had step up and said we can take care of this.

The head of the Egyptian delegation in London, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Fouly, said Egypt had offered to pay for the gear on Thursday, but Nike said it would provide it all for free.

The shipment isnít due to arrive in London until Saturday.
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Jul 28, 2012 @ 00:40:05
You'd think that it would have been given to them for free in the first place really. Considering how poor some of the countries competing are I'd have thought it would be part and parcel of some kind of sponsorship deal.
Charlemagne On December 10, 2012




Houston,
#5New Post! Jul 28, 2012 @ 12:04:39
If a country can't afford proper shoes and clothing for it's athletic teams-perhaps it needs to be more concerned with the economy.
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