32. Egyptian Olympic Athlete Blows Whistle Fake Nike Uniforms
Date: July 25
Tweet: "It’s so frustrating that we had to pay an extra 2,000 [Egyptian] pounds to have other proper stuff to wear so that we can look OK, not even good."
One of the biggest stories of the 2012 London Olympic Games was the sick Nike gear athletes were laced with. All of the company's athletes were rocking the latest and greatest the Oregon-based company had to offer. Well, almost. Egyptian athletes thought they were sponsored by Nike, but quickly discovered that the gear they were given was counterfeit. Synchronized swimmer Yomna Khallaf was one of the first to speak out about the fake goods when she went on Twitter and posted that she was given a bag that had a "big Nike logo in the front and the zippers are Adidas." When asked about the allegations, the Egyptian Olympic Committee said it had no idea the products were fake. Once news reached Nike, the company sent a letter to the EOC requesting the Committee to "take immediate action."