Western Diet Given ‘Priority’ During Games – Yu Nan

From China Daily:

What kind of will athletes at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing eat? Mostly western, as most athletes at the Games will be coming from western countries, according to a Beijing Organizing Committee of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) officer before the Spring Festival.

“Because the majority of athletes come from Western areas, the BOCOG has decided to mainly provide western-style food, although we hope that foreigners will also try Chinese food as well,” Xiang Ping, vice director of the BOCOG Games Services Department, said.

Xiang said that the athlete’s diets will not only meet their daily nutrient requirements, but will also be in accordance with various religious traditions. [Full Text]

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