The life of an Olympic-level athlete must be pretty gruelling at times.
Intense training sessions, maintaining peak fitness and avoiding injury are all part and parcel of being a top sportsman or woman.
And, of course, there’s the strict diet regimes to follow.
Which makes it all the more surprising when you discover that there’s a McDonald’s restaurant slap bang in the middle of the Athletes’ Village in Rio.
What’s perhaps even more unbelievable is that it’s actually been packed full of athletes from all over the world since it opened.
The global fast food chain has surprisingly been a patron for the Games since 1976.
And the Olympic restaurant was just about the only thing in the Village finished on time ahead of the opening ceremony, with many athletes having moved into unfinished accommodation.
The restaurant gives away free food to athletes – which is maybe why it’s been queued out the door at times.
As you can see in this picture taken by St. Lucia’s Stephanie D-Lovell, the line was pretty long last night.
— Sandhya Silal (@SandhyaPhysio) August 4, 2016
Shocked to find a McDonalds in Olympic Village. More shocked to find it full of athletes (Egypt, Iran, Gabon, Belarus, Iceland…) #Rio2016
— Gary Meenaghan (@GMeenaghan) August 2, 2016