Tokyo 2021: Explore U.S. Olympian meal plans in augmented reality

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Olympian athletes have to eat a lot of food while they train. Swimmer Michael Phelps, for example, famously said he consumed 8,000-10,000 per day while preparing for the Beijing Games after originally saying he ate 12,000 calories per day.

We looked at the meal plans of three Olympians competing in the 2021 games in Tokyo: Swimmer Katie Ledecky, sprinter Allyson Felix and skateboarder Nyjah Huston. While none of them ate as much as Phelps did during his career, they all have similar diets. They ate a lot of foods rich in protein and carbs without much sugar. 

You can click on the experience above to see explore each Olympian's meal plan in 3D or augmented reality on your desktop of mobile device.

For desktop:

  • Click on “View in 3D” above

  • Use your mouse to zoom and rotate the object

For mobile (optimal experience):

  • Click on “View in 3D” above

  • Tap on the camera icon in the upper right-hand corner of the browser

  • Press “allow” (this prompt should come up multiple times)

  • Place the object in your space, use your fingers to resize and rotate in augmented reality

  • To take a photo of what you’re seeing, tap on the screen and a camera icon will appear