Friday, July 20, 2007

OTC Dining Hall Absurdity

Anyone else find this something a little sad about the presence of this junk in the dining hall at the Colorado Springs OTC? Not exactly the beverage of choice of champions in training....

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're breaking my heart! Say it is not so! This soda fountain is new since January when I was last there.

What's next? Red Bull as part of warm ups?

Jill

Anonymous said...

You're breaking my heart! Say it is not so! This soda fountain is new since January when I was last there.

What's next? Red Bull as part of warm ups?

Jill

Anonymous said...

Close your eyes and read this out loud.

Olympic Training Center sponsor by Coca Cola.

Coca Cola is the new sponsor for the Olympic Training Center.

Great commercial!!!

YEs, Red Bulls, Rock Star.

BED

Anonymous said...

maybe someone should take a picture of what is offered in the new recovery center that the USOC is pouring millions into. Oh... that would probably take the credibility out of this blog. Never mind.

The Iron Maven said...

Your point is?

Maybe you should leave your real name, and give some credibility to yourself and the USOC.

Please, enlighten us as to the good work the USOC and its sponsors are doing to faciliate athlete recovery. Send a picture or a video. We'd love to hear you say something of substance. And if you are here, please feel free to give me and our campers a tour to show us how they can facilitate their recovery.

Tracy

Anonymous said...

The management at USOC should take a close look at their decisions regarding what they should accept in exchange for "sponsorship." Is it "anything goes"? This sugar water installation is just another instance of what we see happening all across our nation in our schools. Shame on USOC! I'd like to know who allowed this to happen. They should be held accountable and rip that soda fountain out of there!

Anonymous said...

As a registered dietitian I find this almost criminal. Obesity is on such a rise and soda has A LOT to do with this. Soda is NOT a drink of champions and everyone knows that. The OTC (and others) choose to ignore the "little fact" that it is sugar, water, & chemicals, Shame on the OTC! Where are the RD's there? I guess big money is way more important than the health and well being of their people. Sponsorship has gotten way out of control and is ruining our sports. This is just another example of that. Cindi

Anonymous said...

Yet this poster neglected to show that this is not the only thing offered as a beverage option in the cafeteria. Also these athletes can make thhe choice of what they want to drink. No one is forcing Coke products on them. I think an athlete should also be held responsible of their own choices and not babied. What's going to happen when they go home?? When they go back to the real world?? There will be no dietician following them around telling them what they can or cannot drink. No one telling them not to buy soda when it is an available option. I know I feel proud of myself everytime I turn down pop choices and chose what else is available and the smarter choice. And remember, the USOC is not for profit. These sponsors you ridicule are providing funds so these athletes can have the opportunity to train there. They are not forcing their product on to them.

Anonymous said...

The USOTC also caters to other people besides ahthletes including coaches, interns and employees.