Athletes will sleep on 'sturdy' cardboard beds during Tokyo Olympic games this year

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Athletes will sleep on 'sturdy' cardboard beds during Tokyo Olympic games this year

January 15, 2020 - 14:30

TOKYO, Jan. 15, 2020 (Local News) -Tokyo Olympic athletes beware — particularly larger ones.

The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year’s Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard.

“Those beds can stand up to 200 kilograms,” explained Takashi Kitajima, the general manager of the Athletes Village, speaking through an interpreter.

That’s about 440 pounds, and surely no Olympic athlete weighs that much.

AP News - An Olympic First: Cardboard beds for Tokyo Athletes Village

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