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