Olympic beds ''could be too small''
Some athletes staying in the Olympic Village for the duration of the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games could find the accommodation a little cramped, it has been revealed.
According to reports, the beds
being offered to Olympic athletes at this year's games measure just 68 inches in length (five-feet, eight-inches) and this will be too small for the majority of competitors.
However, athletes will be able to fit extensions to the end of their bed if it is too small - which could be in the majority of cases, as only 22 of the 261 US hopefuls taking part in the games would fit in the bed without any add-ons.
Meanwhile, UK long distance hopeful Mo Farah announced last week he plans to sleep in an oxygen deprivation tent for the duration of the Games in order to emulate sleeping at high altitude.
He hopes this will further benefit his altitude preparations - a key part of long distance training.
Posted by Michael Ewing