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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
it happened that the eldest brother also drank a few glasses of brandy and had hallucinations when he ran to the end.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
having a buffet with athletes
by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zheng huansong
has always been a major exhibition of the host country’s local cuisine in addition to the necessity of safety and delicacy.
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.
I’m a little skeptical today. Is it Finn they met? What about social terrorism?
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”.
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.
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!
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