Newswire: McDonald’s and the Olympics have broken up

After nearly 50 years of partnership, cross-promotion, and the consistently weird dissonance of having one of the world’s biggest purveyors of grease-soaked beef sponsor some of its most fit and talented athletes, McDonald’s and the Olympics have parted ways. The fast food chain first teamed up with the international competition in 1968, delivering burgers to competitors, then going on to design elaborate international locations for hungry tourists, directly sponsor the U.S. Olympic Committee, and inspire , it’s not so strange that the two entities have split up—after all, how many marriages can truly stand the test of time to reach that golden (arches) anniversary?—but the timing is a little odd. McDonald’s …

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