When the Olympics hosted by Beijing ended, a collector snapped up the 5,000 condoms left over from the 100,000 distributed free to athletes.
The collection has now been put up for a one-off auction, with a starting price of one yuan 15¢ each.
Each condom wrapper carries the motto of the Beijing Games – faster, higher, stronger – in English and Chinese.
The entire lot of 5,000 must be purchased by one buyer at the Exceptional Auction of China Sport Collection on 29 November…
Condoms have been handed out to Olympic athletes since Barcelona hosted the Games in 1992.
“Faster, higher, stronger” – include “bigger” and you have the makings of a successful infomercial.