The Chinese Basketball Team Eats At McDonalds Everyday in Rio Because It’s Free
At this year’s Rio Olympics, athletes from all over the world share at least one love — free Big Macs and fries at McDonald’s.
At the Olympic village, athlete’s have only a couple of choices for food — either eat at the cafeteria, which doesn’t offer the best food is usually packed beyond belief, or hit up the McDonald’s, where the line can build up to 100 meters long but where athletes and coaches can eat as much as they want for free.
But all athletes, not just the Chinese, are taking advantage of the food situation — the restaurant chain has been bombarded by so many athletes coming by after their events to pig out that they’ve had to put up a 20 item limit this week on the amount of orders each person is allowed to make. Athlete’s can, of course, ask for more, but that lowers the priority of their order and increases the wait.
The overwhelming love for McDonald’s at the games isn;t new either — Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt reportedly ate 100 chicken nuggets a day during the Beijing Olympics, later admitting at the London Olympics to having just “a few nuggets” right before he won gold in the 100-meter sprint.
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