Sat, 16 Sep 2000

From: AFP

Shattered dreams

SYDNEY (AFP): The dreams of Britain's top gold medal contenders were almost laid to rest by the sleeping arrangements of two of their elite rowers.

James Cracknell and Tim Foster, one half of the coxless four dream team who begin their Olympic challenge on Sunday, decided to turn their twin-bedded accommodation in the Olympic Village into bunk beds to give them more room.

They successfully clamped their beds on top of one another, only to discover they had not been supplied with a ladder.