New Zealand athlete to fund Olympic bid through brothel

A New Zealand athlete has come up with a novel way to fund his trip to the UK for London 2012: he's going to open a brothel. Taekwando competitor Logan Campbell spent nearly £60k to attend the Beijing games last year and has decided to plan ahead for 2012.

The 23-year-old athlete is set to use his entrepreneurial skills and open a 14-room knocking shop in the New Zealand capital Auckland where prostitution was decriminalized back in 2003.

Campbell spoke about his business venture to the Sunday Star Times: "When people think of a pimp they think of a guy standing around on a street corner with gold chains. Pimps are more tough-type guys. I'm an owner of an escort agency."

While the taekwando athlete hopes to have raised over NZ$300,000 from his brothel in time for 2012, he may not get the chance to represent his country with New Zealand Olympic funding manager John Schofield making it clear that: "selection takes into account not just performance but also the athlete's ability to serve as an example to the youth of the country."

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