Olympic food sponsorship

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3241
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What will happen to existing burger suppliers, who have contractural agreements with, for example, Wembley Stadium, during the 2012 Games, given McDonalds' sponsorship deal with the IOC? Will the venue's 'normal suppliers' be paid compensation if their produce is not used?

Answer

Answer for Olympic food sponsorship

Answer for Olympic food sponsorship

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No venues have been asked to prevent incumbent caterers operating at Games-time. LOCOG's starting point is that they want to work with all incumbent caterers at Games-time - and they believe that this will be possible. They will develop guidelines which will take into account the IOC's 'clean venue' policy, and sponsors' rights including McDonald's.