How Olympic Athletes Eat

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I am a loud and proud Olympics nerd. I skip social events in order to stay home and watch my favorite Olympic athletes. I spout out random facts about aforementioned Olympic athletes, and I’m not shy about sharing anything I happen to know about the sports, the venue, the history, you name it. I find myself fully engulfed in Olympic fever every time the Games come around, and I love it.

If you’re half as geeky as I am, you’re going to love the links below. We’ve got the scoop on what some of those Olympic athletes eat, how the Village is planning to feed them all, how it’ll differ from London 2012 and more!

These Olympic athletes’ dream “cheat” meals are making me hungry. —SB Nation

Having the right food available to fuel athletes as diverse as swimmers, weight lifters, cyclists, archers and more is … well, it’s even more complicated than you might think. Ten types of yogurt, you guys! —Bon Appetit

During the peak of the Games, the Olympic Village Kitchen will prepare 60,000 meals a day. Makes prepping lunch for the fam seem a little less daunting, huh? —Refinery 29

No, Michael Phelps doesn’t really eat 12,000 calories a day. At least, not anymore. —Food Network

No doping at the Olympics holds true for the food, too. —People

Indian food will be served in Rio, and it’s a really big deal. —The Tribune

Want more awesome Olympic coverage? We’ve got you covered! —Fit Bottomed Girls

What sport are you most excited to watch? I’m so pumped for beach volleyball, but also track and field (obviously), and swimming will be amazing. And I always get caught up in a few sports that take me totally by surprise! —Kristen

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