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Supersized beds ordered for London 2012 training camp

Jonathan Warren

18.07.2011

New Beds

Jonathan Warren
rbs2_48After a recent study revealed the importance of sleep for athletes, extra-long beds have reportedly been ordered to accommodate the Jamaican athletes attending the pre-London 2012 training camp at the University of Birmingham. According to an article in the Daily Telegraph, Games planners are making special preparations for the visit of athletes, including leggy Usain Bolt who stands at six foot five inches tall. While having a bed that is sufficiently big to sleep in will obviously provide comfort and aid sleep, it is safety that has apparently forced the move. Zena Woolridge, director of sport at the University of Birmingham, said: “We don’t want them falling out or somebody walking past hitting their feet while they are hanging out the end of the bed. They could get injured. We want to provide the best facilities for them across every level.” The training camp is due to take place two weeks before the Olympics start on July 27th, 2012.

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Jonathan Warren

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