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Which Olympic Games is the best? Not this one anyway

 

奥运会伙食奇葩史。

 

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你说说,哪一届奥运会跟东京似的,还没开就这么些鸡飞狗跳的幺蛾子。

apart from other things, eating alone will make everyone’s soul fly away. They have to feed Fukushima ingredients in the Olympic Village, which frightens the South Korean delegation to bring their own kimchi lunch box for fear of eating halibut with two heads.
however, is there anything worse than this in the previous Olympic food?
what did the athletes eat in the earliest Olympic Games? What delicious food have they all eaten?
today, my full brother stroked it for everyone from beginning to end. There have been some strange operations in the “eating” of the Olympic Games.
©   Shijian photo
At that time, the Olympic Games was to starve and faint.
now, the diet of the Olympic Village in our hearts should not only provide authentic and delicious ethnic dishes to facilitate athletes from all over the world to eat happily, but also ensure the supply after three meals.
however, the earliest modern Olympic diet only needed one principle:
can’t die of hunger.
▲ at the 1900 Paris Olympic Games, the fencers at the table
In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games was held in Athens. Because people didn’t know enough about sports nutrition at that time, the daily food share of athletes was very small.
an olive fruit, a piece of local cheese and a bottle of wine are basic local specialties. Before running a marathon, I will give some oranges and milk.
this is not enough for athletes to plug their teeth. Want food and meat? There is a big market in the nearby village. Buy what you want.
the champion of the marathon, spireton Louis, fasted in the first few days in order to pray for winning the championship. On the day of the race, he ate a whole chicken to slow down.
however, the long race schedule still made him unable to hold on – there were supply stations for the marathon that year, but there were raisins and oranges. Louis later recalled that he had known that he was so tired, and it would be better to sew more pockets on his clothes to decorate his food.
however, it was all good fortune telling, because there were no hard and fast rules for the Olympic food supply at that time. It was up to the organizers to decide whether they wanted to give or not.
for example, in the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games, the supply of men’s marathon was extremely bad.
didn’t know how the organizers chose the place. Only after running 11 miles during the race did there be a water well for the players to drink.
as for food? I didn’t find detailed records, but according to what happened later, it probably didn’t –
along the way, some contestants were not used to the quality of local well water and had diarrhea on the way;
was hungry and red eyed. He slipped off the track and stole apples from someone else’s orchard. As a result, he ate rotten apples by mistake and his stomach cramped; In
, some of them were out of strength in the middle of the race, took a taxi to the finish line, and were banned for life, as well as those who were chased out of the track by crazy wild dogs…
therefore, after winning the championship, American player Thomas Hicks was often said that because he was an American, he occupied land and water in his diet.
in fact, he was thirsty and hungry in the middle of the race. He was chased by the coach and fed stimulants – that year, stimulants also fell behind. The brucine sulfate he ate was a kind of rat poison!
it happened that the eldest brother also drank a few glasses of brandy and had hallucinations when he ran to the end.
▲ finally let the coach help him finish the race
of course, with the enhancement of the organizers’ organizational awareness and the improvement of the status of the Olympic Games, there will be less group level services.
more countries, after discovering the role of the Olympic Games as a window to show their own culture, are not reluctant to provide rich meals.
for example, the 1908 London Olympic Games and the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games have received the full support of the royal families of Britain and Sweden. There are all kinds of local delicacies (although they are all fish).
however, it still depends on the host country. If you want to eat well every Olympic Games, you can’t always rub the emperor’s meal.
the situation was not changed until the 1924 Paris Olympic Games and the big food france went online.
they built a number of large wooden houses near the competition venues for athletes and staff, which is the prototype of the Olympic village.
Three meals a day for
athletes are also provided in a unified way: breakfast of
includes ham, bread, butter, jam, milk, coffee and chocolate; Lunch fish, eggs and milk are guaranteed, and you can drink some wine (of course, high wine is not good); Dinner must be served as dinner, with soup, snacks, main course and dessert.
A few years later, the Olympic village has become a necessary condition for bidding under the Olympic Charter. It has become the consensus of the host countries to provide high-quality and delicious meals for the personnel of participating countries.
in 1936, even if Hitler bothered the Olympic Games again in his heart, the menu in Berlin was still the same:
breakfast: half an orange, porridge (hot or cold), smoked pork and eggs, toast or muffin, coffee or cocoa or milk;
Lunch: roast beef, roast potatoes, carrots and peas, pineapple lettuce (with olive oil), boiled fresh pears; Dinner: soup, roast beef (with apple juice), stewed potatoes, milk, cauliflower, jelly and vanilla juice.
However, the Olympic food at this time is still far from our standard today.
©   Photographed by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zheng huansong
How to make athletes eat leek box
the Berlin Olympic menu just now was provided by Guo Jie, a Chinese discus player who fought with Liu Changchun in the Olympic Games in 1936.
later, when he recalled this matter, the old man was still full of regret: if he did not adapt to Western food, our results might be better.
▲ Guo Jie (1912 ~ 2015)
indeed, although the Olympic Village at that time had the conditions for everyone to eat uniformly, the food of athletes in international events sometimes contradicted “unity” – athletes in different countries must have different tastes. In an era when international cultural exchanges are not as smooth and equal as today, the food treatment is naturally uneven.
athletes in different sports need different nutrition every day: it is not uncommon for a swimmer to eat the amount of food a gymnast eats in a day.
▲ people like Phelps who have three sandwiches and five egg cakes in the morning have to have a buffet to receive them
not to mention the personal hobbies and taboos of every athlete – if there is a Hercules who doesn’t eat leek boxes every day, he won’t come to spirit. If there is no canteen, it will affect his play.
▲ Japanese gymnast hangping UCHIMURA is said to be in shape as soon as he eats McDonald’s. The coach doesn’t know why ©   Sohu
therefore, the fine differentiation of food flavor and the specialization of sports nutrition have become the inevitable development trend of Olympic catering.
the 1948 London Olympic Games looked like a symbolic episode of this trend today: Britain was not out of the shadow of World War II in
, and there was a shortage of materials. Although it hosted the Olympic Games, it could not afford the food of athletes. No way, the IOC had to propose that everyone bring their own dry food.
so the Dutch brought fruits and vegetables. Czechoslovakia shipped 20000 bottles of mineral water, carrying rice, white flour and eggs.
the most outstanding thing is that the chef of the Argentine delegation directly raised a group of cattle and sheep in the nearby park, killing and eating them every day. Italians want to taste everything. They come around with macaroni every day to exchange something they haven’t eaten with athletes from other countries
Although most of the meals were not provided by the organizers, this is probably the most free time in the history of eating and drinking in the Olympic Games. After that, taking care of the actual situation of various countries has become a new trend in the taste of Olympic meals.
at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics, Americans had the ability to mobilize money and built several large restaurants that could accommodate more than 900 people at a time. They had both eastern and Western flavors, from red vegetable soup to sushi, which opened the eyes of athletes from all over the world.
the only one who cried was probably the coaches at that time – why did the athletes get fatter and fatter!
the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, was simpler and more convenient. It adopted the buffet that was just popular at that time, but today it has become a regular guest in the Olympic Village – at this time, it is only ten years since the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo opened the world’s first cafeteria.
the 1972 Munich Olympic Games were specially equipped with six sets of scientific recipes, which were changed every ten days. There were portvenia cold food, smoked ham, Lyon pike, sweet corn, mint chocolate mixed with mango… It was not only more scientific in nutrition, but also reflected the European flavor.
▲ former IOC President Samaranch
having a buffet with athletes
By the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the main restaurant of the Olympic village can accommodate 5000 athletes at the same time, providing 24-hour service, and the menu is changed every 8 days. There are not only three parts: International Food (Western buffet), Mediterranean table and Asian restaurant, but also the card road of each dish is clearly marked.
©   Photo
by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zheng huansong
This is because Chinese food didn’t do its best – that time, Sichuan food almost didn’t enter the Olympic village. I’m afraid foreign athletes can’t shut up when they see boiled fish bowl and chicken bowl. The Olympic Organizing Committee decided to let everyone go.
In fact, the world dry rice Expo

has always been a major exhibition of the host country’s local cuisine in addition to the necessity of safety and delicacy.

©   Xinhuanet
each host country will not miss this great opportunity to display its own cuisine. As we have just mentioned, in the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games, King Oscar II of Norway entertained the players of all countries.
however, not everyone buys Swedish food: there is a herring platter, which is said to be composed of more than 20 kinds of herring with different cooking, and a full table is set.
although we had not seen the canned herring in those days, we still cluttered in the face of a table of herring enough to eat for half a lifetime.
▲ Olympic dining table in Stockholm in 1912
Forty years later, the Nordic people have worked miracles again. In the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, it is said that the enthusiastic Finns invited the contestants to their homes and invited them to eat stewed mutton, fried cod and beef fried macaroni.
I’m a little skeptical today. Is it Finn they met? What about social terrorism?
©   《 Finn’s nightmare
later, due to the economic benefits brought by food culture, countries did not take advantage of the Olympic Games to promote their “national dishes”. One of the most successful examples of
is the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Koreans forced kimchi in hotels and restaurants in the streets and alleys, pushing Korean kimchi to the West in one fell swoop. Even English has the word “kimchi”.
▲ the Seoul Olympic Games was a big event for the Korean people ©  《 Please answer 1988
however, it is the Beijing Olympic Games that really arouse the overall internal volume in this regard.
because the free catering in the Olympic village is very grand, roast duck, dumplings and frying are not lost. Later, London and Rio de Janeiro followed suit.
however, the British side still can’t afford free fish and chips, and the western food in the restaurant is still too heavy. The Korean men’s football team moved out of the Olympic Village overnight to eat kimchi – because in the Olympic Village, in addition to restaurants, only sponsors opened McDonald’s everywhere.
▲ McDonald’s opened the world’s largest restaurant in the London Olympic village ©   People’s network
compared with them, the people of Rio have a lot of Versailles. They silently took out more than 40 kinds of fruits, including gubuazu, Brazilian berries, cabbages, thorn fruit, Annona litchi and guarana… Many of them have never been seen, so that some people say that this is the most abundant fruit session in the history of the Olympic Games.
▲ Rio Olympic Village Restaurant
in fact, it is very difficult to let the table of the previous Olympic Games compete.
it can only be said that with the rapid development of science and technology and the increasing closeness and inclusiveness of international cultural exchanges, each country offers the best delicious food (of course, contaminated ingredients are not included), maintains sufficient nutrition for athletes, and makes the competition fair from the table, which is the greatest respect for the Olympic spirit.
of course, up to now, we don’t have to worry about whether the Chinese delegation eats well every time.
after all, no matter what delicious food there is abroad, they also have to go out with domestic instant noodles!
▲ I think there is no reason why Guoping becomes fat (dog head)
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