July 10th, 2012
Olympics-IOC chief backs Games food and drinks sponsors
By Karolos Grohmann
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.