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U.S. Olympic Delegation: Chinese Food? Not For Us

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by GB-Hack, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    So they're going to take their own with them.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=3256375

    What the hell is wrong with these people? Go out, watch Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations on China, and enjoy the amazing food you will find all across the country.
     
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Meh. This doesn't bother me. It was a process they used in the last two Olympics, so it's not like it's new news, necessarily. Also, given some of the restrictions the Chinese have placed on other athletes -- like the British -- tells me there needs to be way more flexibility on both sides.
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    Team Canada took their own chef to the tecent World Junior Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.

    Not a big deal
     
  4. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Read the original piece that the Times ran and ask yourself if you'd eat a chicken breast that was, allegedly, 28 inches long.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/09/sports/othersports/09olympics.html

    Remember when Michael Johnson got food poisoning in Barcelona in the days leading up to the 200? I'd absolutely want to bring my own food if I'd spent a lifetime working toward one event and wanted to make sure one poorly handled piece of beef didn't ruin it for me.
     
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Good catch, DD, as always.
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    Maybe it wasn't chicken

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  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Steroid-laced chicken? Someone at KFC just creamed their pants.
     
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Yes, because all Chinese food is like that. God, everyone here takes one thing, and bingo, everything must be that way.

    Seriously, it says in the piece the meat is going to be sitting in customs for 10 days, and then another 3 weeks after that before the athletes arrive. Woo-hoo, month old chicken and pork, just for me? Yeah, that's going to taste great.

    Or you could go out and have some fantastic Chicken rice, or some duck or some Suckling Pig, and experience another culture.
     
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Ever tried Emu? Incredibly lean, and incredibly healthy, just like kangaroo.
     
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  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe AFTER you compete. They're not there to soak up the culture. They are there to win a fucking medal and you don't want to take a chance on unfamiliar food. So you stick to your routines and THEN you maybe enjoy the town a little.

    For visitors? For media? Yeah, get out and eat some Chinese food (I assume they just call it food in China). For athletes? Nope.
     
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    So when are the delegates set to compete? Is there a business section of the competition I'm not aware of?
     
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The delegation includes the athletes, homes. It isn't for the "delegates."
     
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