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McDonald's® Olympic Spirit Shines in Sydney

Aug 31, 2000

Olympic Gold Medalists Carl Lewis and Amy Van Dyken headline a Full Slate of


  WHO:       McDonald's® Corporation, official restaurant of the Olympic

  WHAT:      Presents several key Olympic moments for customers and media
             worldwide in Sydney, Australia:

             * September 2 - Grand Opening of McDonald's Restaurants in the
               Athletes Village - McDonald's Australia proudly serves up the
               first McDonald's Olympic meals to athletes at McDonald's
               Olympic Village Casual Dining restaurant.

             * September 16 - Nine-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis
               Joins McDonald's CEO Jack Greenberg to Honor Outstanding
               Youth from Around the World - More than 400 McDonald's
               Olympic Achievers from nearly 200 countries will attend an
               official McDonald's Welcome Reception at McDonald's Central
               Restaurant at Sydney Olympic Park, hosted by Olympian Carl
               Lewis, McDonald's management and Crew from around the world.
               These young Olympic Achievers will also be participating in
               the Sydney 2000 International Youth Camp, held in conjunction
               with the Olympic Games.  Media interviews and photo
               opportunities will be available.

             * September 22 - McDonald's Olympic Achievers Visit the
               Ronald McDonald House® - A group of McDonald's Olympic
               Achievers will visit the Ronald McDonald House Randwick to
               meet families and tour the facility.

             * September 24 - Olympian Amy Van Dyken Salutes McDonald's
               International Crew- McDonald's crew from around the world
               will serve Olympic gold medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken a Big
               Mac® sandwich at a special reception in the Athletes
               Village, Casual Dining McDonald's restaurant.

  DID YOU      McDonald's seven Olympic restaurant venues will serve
  KNOW?        nearly 1.5 million sandwiches in three weeks  (or
               13,000 sandwiches daily) to athletes, coaches,
               officials, spectators and media during the Sydney 2000
               Olympic Games.

  For Interviews, Photos, B-Roll and More Information, Contact:

  In Sydney,   McDonald's Media Information Hotline: 133 623
  Australia:   *Note: Australia's country code is 61

  In the
  United       McDonald's Corporate Communications: 1-630-623-3678 or
  States:      Carrie Pruyn: 1-312-596-3496

               Or visit the McDonald's Media Website at:

PRNewswire -- Aug. 31

SOURCE: McDonald's Corporation