Guad Pan Am Games are Taco Free and BYOM(aple syrup)
Dr. Andrew Marshall, the Chief Medical Officer with the Canadian Pan American Team says athletes have been told to stick to food in the village — which incidentally is kind of bland considering this is Mexico.
Earlier this week, the World Anti-Doping Agency dropped its case against five Mexican soccer players who this summer tested positive for a steroid called clenbuterol. Instead, the agency issued a warning to athletes: "exercise extreme caution" eating meat in Mexico.
WADA has "received compelling evidence from a FIFA study at the U17 World Cup in Mexico that indicates a serious health problem in Mexico with regards to meat contaminated with clenbuterol. This is a public health issue that is now being addressed urgently by the Mexican Government."
That means no tacos folks.
Dr. Andrew Marshall, the Chief Medical Officer with the Canadian Pan American Team says athletes have been told to stick to the food in the village, which is safe.
"In fact it's funny because you come to Mexico expecting spicy and it's very bland and sort of just watered down a bit."
Included in daily spread is a selection of fruits, pasta with various kinds of sauce, tomato, meat, "some sort of white sauce" which is believed to be alfredo, rice, beans, tacos and various kinds of meat. For breakfast, there's cereal, eggs, yogurt, breakfast burritos and pancakes.
And what about the syrup?
"There's 'syrup' but I'm not sure it's maple and it's certainly not Canadian maple syrup," said Marshall. "But it's okay. We brought our own."
In official news: no health issues with Team Canada to report so far.