LONDON – Egypt's Olympic team won't be wearing Chinese knockoffs at the London Games, after all.
Nike said Friday it was donating its gear to the Egyptian athletes. The announcement came two days after the country's Olympic committee chairman said he had gone with fakes because the real thing was just too expensive.
"We are extremely happy that while these athletes are enjoying the greatest sporting event they will be able to wear genuine Nike product," the company said in a statement.
The head of the Egyptian delegation in London, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Fouly, said Egypt had offered to pay for the gear on Thursday, but Nike said Friday it would provide it all for free.
Nike's shipment isn't due to arrive in London until Saturday.