Food Allergies in the Olympics

While the world is glued to the Olympics it’s interesting to note that this universally watched event has also been impacted by food allergies.

A number of athletes competing suffer from food allergies and organisers of the London games have ensured they are catered for as the athlete’s accommodation are not equipped with their own kitchens.

During the games 1.2 million of the meals eaten by the 10,500 competitors, coaches and officials living in the Olympic Village, a number of cuisines will be catered for those needing allergen-free attention.

Overall, during the games nearly 14 million meals will be served at the forty various locations.

Interesting sidenote: Did you know that a number of Olympic swimmers are allergic to chlorine?

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