FYI: Olympic Edition

• California strawberries will be shipped to China for the first time ever for the duration of the Olympics and Paralympics. [NYT]

• New at this Olympics: etiquette classes for all American athletes that include things like “don’t spear food with your chopsticks.” [WSJ]

• Food consumption at the athletes’ village is insane: 9,000 bananas, 4,000 liters of cooking oil and three tons of rice per day. [China Daily]

• Health inspectors have been working overtime for months to make sure that China’s food supply is safe for the athletes and visitors. [AFP]

• The Brazilian soccer team have decided to stay in the athletes’ village (in the past, they’ve splurged for hotels and brought their own food), but are having a difficult time asking for menu changes. [Reuters]


FYI: Olympic Edition