July 10th, 2012

Olympics-IOC chief backs Games food and drinks sponsors

By Karolos Grohmann
Reuters

The International Olympic Committee issued public backing of its Games sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonald’s on Tuesday, a day after President Jacques Rogge was quoted as saying there was a “question mark” over their sponsorship due to obesity concerns.

“I would like to clarify comments attributed to me in several media reports regarding Coca-Cola’s and McDonald’s Olympic sponsorship,” said Rogge in a statement mailed to Reuters.

“The IOC hugely values the long-term sponsorship and support of both McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. Through the years we have personally witnessed the positive impact that they make as TOP sponsors,” said the IOC president.

Read more: http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/10/oly-rogge-sponsors-idINL3E8IA38A20120710

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