McDonald's to train Olympics volunteers

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The Independent Online

McDonald's will help recruit and train the 70,000 volunteers who will be key to staging the London 2012 Olympics.

The volunteers, who will be called Games Makers, will be given roles ranging from interpreting, stewarding, first aid, checking tickets and offering travel advice. As well as working at venues across London, they will be posted at sailing events in Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, and rowing events at Eton Dorney Lake in Buckinghamshire.

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe said of McDonald's: "There are few organisations with the scale and experience required to help us prepare such a large team in a relatively short space of time."