Tripp Mickle, a reporter at Sports Business Journal, has been trying to find good snacks at Olympic events, but it was fruitless venture.
Mickle, who is in Beijing covering the business of the Olympics, tells Renee Montagne that he had hoped to get a hot dog at the basketball stadium, but all he found was pre-packaged foods. He says the Chinese didn't allocate space for concession stands when they built the stadium, so alcoves were added where pre-packaged foods are sold on tables. There are no cooked foods like those available at American sporting events.
Outside the venues, though, on the streets of Beijing, Mickle has found a good hot meal. "You couldn't beat the price, and the food was delicious."