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An Olympic achievement: feeding 12,000 athletes

, : An Olympic achievement: feeding 12,000 athletes. Restaurants and Institutions 94(10): 142-146, 158

The article describes the organization of catering for the 12 000 athletes attending the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, USA, the first privately funded Games in history. The Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC) was responsible for four critical services: security, communications, transport and food service. During the competition LAOOC had to supervise the preparation of 1 100 000 meals to be served in nine residence dining halls in the three Olympic Villages.

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