7th aug, 2012

Egyptian Olympic fakes

This is old news, but since I have been away on vacation I hope it’s ok.

The Telegraph reports that the Egyptian Olympic Team was given counterfeit sportswear by the local committee. The committee bought the outfits from a local dealer claiming to represent Nike. One athlete reports that she got a sports bag with a Nike logo and an Adidas zipper.

As an Egyptian representative said ” All Nike products in the Egyptian Market are made in China. They all have the same logo. How can you know?”

So what could they have done?

First off. If you are a national team you do a contract with the equipment supplier directly, not thru a retailer.

Second, a quick search shows that there are no official Nike retainers in Egypt.

Finally, inspecting the goods would show that they were fake.

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