5/01/2012 05:35:00 PM

Quote of the Day: Should McDonald's Sponsor the Olympics?

"It's very sad that an event that celebrates the very best of athletic achievements should be sponsored by companies contributing to the obesity problem and unhealthy habits."

-Terence Stephenson, a spokesperson for the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, complaining that McDonald's is sponsoring the London Olympic games while promoting unhealthy lifestyles. The chain will have a restaurant in the Olympic Village and will be able to sell grub that's features their branding and logo, something that no other company is allowed to do. They paid a pretty penny to have these rights. Is that acceptable, or should the Golden Arches be banned from sports sponsorships until they start serving protein shakes and kale? [Huff Post]

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  1. Honestly, what company has the global audience and the means to spend the dollars required to be an Olympic sponsor? My thoughts here: http://bit.ly/KOyL5r