McDonald’s And Coca-Cola Olympics 2012 Ban Push Fails

Danica J. | July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Many people in England, including health experts are demanding that American giants McDonald’s and Coca-Cola who are the games biggest and oldest sponsors be banned from the upcoming London Olympics 2012.

Coca-Cola has been collaborating with the Olympics since 1928 while McDonald’s has been a partner since 1976.

With the hard facts that 60.8 per cent of adults and 31.1 per cent of children are overweight in the UK, the London Assembly has voted earlier this week to call for a ban on the two sponsors known for their caloric products.

The assembly is also demanding that the organizers of the games have stricter criteria when it comes to selecting sponsors and further explains that they would love to see more companies that provide healthier products or promote exercising and stay active.

So will the companies be kicked from the event? Of course not.

Not only will the junk food makers not be removed from games, the Olympic committees have announced that they have decided to extend their contracts with the chain of restaurants and beverage provider for 8 more years.

Jacques Rogge, the president of International Olympic Committee shared that is a hard decision to ban the companies because they bring in over $957 million to the event and went on to point to McDonald’s healthier menus and Coca-Cola’s zero-calorie drinks as proof that they are listening and taking the health issues seriously.

McDonald’s which already has four eateries in London’s Olympic Park, has plans to open its biggest restaurant in the world in the UK where 1,500 people can come together and feast on burgers and fries.

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