Dining at the Olympic Village
August 3rd, 2012
10:00 AM ET
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Swimming superstar Michael Phelps once claimed he scoffed up to 12,000 calories a day. Usain Bolt's big sprint rival Yohan Blake says he chomps 16 ripe bananas every 24 hours.

A tiny Japanese athlete easily tucked away 50 pieces of sushi after training, while another marathon runner gobbled plates of raw mince.

Or how about the weightlifter who drinks the first milk of a cow that has just given birth?

With extreme eating habits like these, it may be some surprise to learn that within the Olympic Village there lurks a culinary trap that can potentially tip athletes over the fine line between success and failure at London 2012.

Competitors spend years honing their bodies to perfection, scrupulously eating the right foods, avoiding the wrong ones ... and then?

They encounter the Olympic Dining Hall.

Read the full story - "Food, glorious food: Olympic athletes' extreme eating habits"

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  1. Phoebe0728

    I have a serious problem with this picture of "hydrating" the Olympic athletes. WHY haven't they filled these fridges with BANa rehydration drink?? It's Dr. developed, 0 sugars, 0 fats, 0 calories– all natural with stevia and sea salt. All I see in that picture above is junk! Am I alone when I talk about BANa? I order it by the truck loads and tell all of my friends, but no one seems to know about it like they should!

    August 9, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  2. Thomas K Tinney

    Wow! How amazing, keep up the good work! Thomas K. Tinney, Cleveland, Ohio. E-Mail: thomastinney2012@yahoo.com Phone: 216-635-6649

    August 4, 2012 at 11:28 am |
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