OLIVE OIL AND OLYMPIC GAMES
tree is the absolute symbol of peace and victory.
As the prize given at the Olympic Games, it has been linked
history with the Games and the values that they present.
May the ideal of the Olympic Games which return to their home,
the land of Athens that honoured the peace - bearing olive,
inspire all the athletes of the world.
Protected Designation of Origin of high quality KOLYMVARI CHANIA
CRETE extra virgin olive oil from the Kolymvari COOP has been
used for the nutrition of athletes during the winter Olympic
games in Nagano Japan.
Carbohydrates are the premium source of energy for muscular
However, the body's reserves
are quite modest and it is therefore necessary to draw on lipid
reserves to be able to
During intense, short-lived activity, the contribution of
However, if intense physical activity is lengthy, lipid consumption
gradually rises until it accounts for 70 or 80% of the energy
This explains why
people who practice sports tolerate a high-fat diet better than
those who lead a sedentary life.
Photo taken from "Life Magazine" : Recovered from a bone
spur in his heel, Joe DiMaggio strokes a double in the 1949
The American Rockefeller
Institute carried out research between 1948 and 1957 among the
inhabitants of Crete, and declared in its report:
"The Cretan diet consists mainly of vegetarian products such as
cereals, vegetables, fruits and olive oil. The consumption of
olive oil is the main reason for the low number of cardiac
disorders among the inhabitants of the island."