Olympic athletes enjoy McDonald’s almost as much as medals

So it turns out Olympic athletes love Big Macs almost as much as they love medals. There’s a McDonald’s handing out free food to athletes at the Olympic Village in Rio, and it’s become one of the most popular stops in all of Brazil. The Washington Post paid a visit to this neon oasis, and the findings were interesting, to say the least. First off, the free food. There’s a relatively limited menu, mostly just burgers and fries, but that hasn’t stopped hordes of athletes and coaches from descending on the restaurant, so much so that McDonald’s had to place a limit of 20 (!) items per person. “The Chinese basketball team, they come all day, every day,” one employee said. “The Chinese eat Big Macs at 9 a.m. It’s crazy.” More

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