Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- You may have heard that swimming champion Michael Phelps eats 12,000 calories per day. Or maybe you’ve heard that Usain Bolt’s rival, Yohan Blake, eats 16 ripe bananas every day and wondered: Who actually feeds Olympic athletes?
Olympic athletes eat at the Olympic Village Dining Hall – a facility that can hold up to 5,000 people and is open 24 hours-a-day.
Organizers expect 25,000 loaves of bread, 232 tons of potatoes, 75,000 liters of milk and more than 330 tons of fruits and vegetables will be consumed by the time the games come to an end on August 12.
About 1.2-million meals will be served, which adds up to 60,000 meals per day.