- London mayor flies Palestinian flag at town hall to support Gaza
- U.N. condemns Israel, U.S. for not sharing Iron Dome with Hamas
- Eric Cantor says he’ll resign on Aug. 18
- Ted Nugent slams ‘lying freaks’ at liberal media: I’m ‘doing God’s work’
- Joe Biden’s secret love: Skinny-dipping, Secret Service agents say
- Just-forged Israel-Hamas cease-fire ends in rocket fire
- Obama military downsizing leaves U.S. too weak to counter global threats, panel finds
- Sen. Tom Coburn vows to slow down budget-busting bills ahead of recess
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Coke Zero: Advocacy group says Coca-Cola hurts Olympians
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On Thursday, a nutritional advocacy group slammed the soft drink company for an ad that aired during NBC’s Olympics broadcast featuring Ted Ligety, who became the first American to take gold in the men’s giant slalom Wednesday.
“Ted Ligety drinks a Coke before every race,” read words floating in bubbles in the 15-second spot “Superstition? Or Super Power?”
Jim O’Hara, health promotion policy director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, was incensed.
“Who knows how many young girls and boys might have seen Coca-Cola’s reckless and irresponsible ad on the Olympics broadcast last night suggesting that Ted Ligety’s success is due to his consumption of Coca-Cola,” Mr. O’Hara said in a statement Thursday.
Members of the group — which also include figure skating legend Michelle Kwan, 2010 figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek and Amy Purdy, three-time world champion in para-snowboarding — also will serve as “Ambassadors of Active Living” “to encourage and inspire fans to lead healthy, balanced lifestyles,” according to the company.
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