Australian BMX cyclist Caroline Buchanan tweeted a picture of a bucket containing the prophylactics, which featured a sign saying: “Kangaroos condoms, for the gland downunder”, and a picture of a boxing kangaroo.

She also tweeted: “Haha, the rumours are true. Olympic village.”

The Kangaroo condoms were created by Ansell, rivals of the official Olympic condom supplier Durex.

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Image via @CBuchanan68 on Twitter

Durex, who paid for the rights, supplied 150,000 free condoms in dispensers for the 10,800 athletes at the Games.

“We will look into this and ask that they are not handed out to other athletes because Durex are our supplier,” the Guardian reported a Durex spokeswoman as saying.

An Ansell spokeswoman told the newspaper said it was likely to be a prank.

“We have had no official participation or association with the Olympics at all,” she said.

It seems athletes are getting hornier with each passing Games. Only 100,000 were made available to athletes in Beijing in 2008.

At Sydney 2000, organisers took delight in ordering 20,000 more condoms when the initial 70,000 ran out.

Main photo: Caroline Buchanan (Getty images)