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Rio Olympian Athletes Prefer Halal Food

Muslim and non-Muslim Olympian athletes have been demanding thousands of halal meals during their stay in Rio de Janeiro, leaving organizers struggling to answer the unexpected overwhelming demand.

 

 

Muslim and non-Muslim Olympian athletes have been demanding thousands of halal meals during their stay in Rio de Janeiro, leaving organizers struggling to answer the unexpected overwhelming demand.

“The organizing committee of the Rio Olympics is currently looking at increasing the supply of halal food to the event as the halal buffet witnessed remarkable demand from athletes and participants, even non-Muslims,” Nasser Al Khazraji, secretary of the Sao Paulo-based Islamic Center of Brazil, was quoted by Salaam Gateway.

Al Khazrajiadded, “This is a positive thing, of course, and proves that the culture of halal is present in non-Muslim nations.”

Before the start of the games, organizers planned submitting as much as 70 tons of halal poultry and meat, and 8,000 meals a day.

However, daily demand has sharply increased, exceeding 10,000 halal meals a day from both Muslim and non-Muslim athletes and officials.

 

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