Members of the Croatian handball team wait for their meal at a McDonalds in the Olympic athletes village. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Olympians: They're just like us. 

There's a small McDonald's in the park outside the Athlete's Village and everybody is apparently lovin' it. The line for a Tripelo Tasty, a Quarterao com Queijo or a McNifico Bacon wrapped three times through the restaurant and out the door.



Athletes _ most in their national uniforms _ were waiting about 45 minutes to get their fix of french fries and a Big Mac. 

Why? As one American sprinter said "It's better than what we're getting inside the village."