All the problems associated with the residence of Russian athletes in the Olympic Village have been settled, the living conditions are suitable for the Russian national team. This was announced on July 25 by the President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Stanislav Pozdnyakov.
“Everything is in order in the village, everything works like clockwork. Therefore, in this sense, everything is settled. As the competition began, the complaints disappeared immediately, “Pozdnyakov said. TASS…
Russian athletes have previously pointed to the disadvantages of living in the Olympic Village in Tokyo. Athletes talked about low ceilings, lack of refrigerators and cardboard short beds.
The beds, developed long before the coronavirus pandemic, were called “anti-sex beds” on the Internet, with the help of which the organizers of the Olympics allegedly want to prevent sexual contacts during the spread of the coronavirus.
The organizers said the beds are part of efforts to reduce waste and demonstrate the possibilities of a circular economy. They are made of high-strength cardboard materials that can support up to 200 kg.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) explained that the beds will be used by athletes at both the Olympics and Paralympics and will be recycled into paper and plastic products after the Games.
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year. Now they will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 without the participation of foreign fans. The name of the Games – “Tokyo-2020” – has been saved.