Olympic Village McDonald's Already Packed, Was Temporarily Closed Because of Water Shortage

Stephen Douglas

The McDonald’s in the Olympic Village gives away free food to athletes. As you can see in this picture taken by St. Lucia’s Stephanie D-Lovell, the line was pretty long last night.

Olympic first-timers will be shocked by the play the giant McDonald’s in the food court gets over the next couple weeks, but the fast food giant has been an Olympic staple since 1976. Plus, it is probably the only thing in the entire village that was completed on time. Of course, even McDonald’s capitalist accomplishments couldn’t help the fact that their portion of the village had water shortage issues over the weekend according to Globo – even forcing McDonald’s to close on Friday.