Training & Treating: London 2012 Olympic Appetites

With the London 2012 Olympic Games well under way, we’re taking a look at what foods the athletes eat when in training and, more interestingly, when they’re treating themselves.

This infographic, put together by The Telegraph, offers fascinating analysis of Team GB’s training diet. This screenshot shows what the swimming team chow down on in a day… and there’s a conspicuous lack of shepherd’s pie and apple crumble! Check out the other teams’ plates here.

But fear not, with the Olympic Village cafeteria’s cafeteria’s mammoth shopping list, we could keep Greenwich Village fed on the finest British fare for a year.

And from the looks of Team GB’s favorite foods, maybe they should have asked us to do the catering. Toad in the hole, fried breakfast, sunday lunches and fish and chips all got a look in. We’re pleased to see that the rich ethnic heritage of Britain’s food culture is also well represented with Heptathlete Jessica Ennis going for Italian food, Cyclist Victoria Pendleton putting lasagne, sushi AND Tiramisu on her dream order, while distance runners Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe picked lamb biryani and dark chocolate.

Whether they’re celebrating – or commiserating – this all sounds like it would go down a treat!