The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has responded to criticism from Wales' Chief Medical Officer, over the presence of fast food brands at the event.
– LOCOG spokesperson
Sponsors provide a huge amount of the funding required to stage the Games - without our sponsors, the Games simply wouldn’t happen. We have a fantastic group of world class sponsors on board, working with us to stage spectacular Games this summer. They also have some great activation programmes which are helping deliver the vision behind London 2012, to use the Games to achieve lasting change.
There will be sponsor-branded restaurants and products in the Olympic Park. This will be alongside a diverse and full-range of other local food offerings which we are committed to providing.
The fast food chain McDonald's has issued a statement as well.
– McDonald's spokesperson
We recognise that public health issues like obesity are complex matters that cannot be solved by governments or companies alone. Ultimately it's up to individuals to make the right food, drink, and activity choices for themselves and our broad range of menu options in a variety of sizes, together with the nutrition information, means that customers can make more informed choices.