McDonald’s commitment to the Olympic Movement began in 1968, when the company airlifted hamburgers to U.S. athletes in Grenoble, France, after they reported being homesick for McDonald’s food. Since then, McDonald’s has served its menu of choice and variety to millions of athletes, their coaches, families and fans. Rio 2016 marks the tenth consecutive Games that McDonald’s will feed the athletes as the Official Restaurant of the Olympic Games.
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