Tokyo Olympic athletes beware â€” particularly larger ones.
The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year’s Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard.
â€œThose beds can stand up to 200 kilograms,â€ 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.
â€œThey are stronger than wooden beds,â€ Kitajima added.
He also took into account the possibility of a wild room celebration after, say, a gold-medal victory.
â€œOf course, wood and cardboard would each break if you jumped on them,” he said.
An Olympic First: Cardboard beds for Tokyo Athletes Village