It all began in 1968 when McDonald’s airlifted hamburgers to U.S. athletes in Grenoble, France, who were homesick for McDonald’s food. Ever since, McDonald’s has served millions of athletes, their coaches, families and fans during various Olympic Games.
This year, McDonald’s is sending 100 kids from around the world to participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympics through McDonald’s Olympics Kids Program. These kids, aged 8 to 12 years, will be participating from around 18 countries and will be selected locally by their respective countries to represent them.
The selection process is yet to begun. Meanwhile, the excitement around McDonald’s Olympics Kids Program can be best summed up in the official McDonald’s video that’s trending with the hashtag #friendswin!