Top Secret: Durex's Olympic Condoms

London organizers crack down on marketing by non-sponsors
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The more than 10,000 athletes at this year’s London Olympics will receive free condoms in the Olympic Village from Durex, the world’s top-selling brand and part of England’s Reckitt Benckiser Group. But Reckitt Benckiser isn’t trumpeting its tie to the event, traditionally a marketing bonanza for big brands such as Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. “We’re restricted by the Olympics’ organizing committee guidelines on what we can and can’t say,” says company spokeswoman Andraea Dawson-Shepherd.

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