Team GB star Tom Bosworth slams Olympic accommodation as 'prison' and labels food 'cold slop in sweaty school hall'

HUNGRY Team GB racewalker Tom Bosworth branded the athletes’ accommodation in Sapporo a “prison” and slammed the quality of food as “cold slop”.

The men’s and women’s race walks and marathons have been moved 500 miles north of Tokyo to avoid the harsh and hot Japanese summer climates.

This means all the long-distance athletes are staying outside of the Olympic Village for the duration of their stay.

And Bosworth – who was sixth over 20km at the 2016 Rio Olympics – went on his Twitter account to attack the provisions being offered to competitors.

Bosworth, 31, shared a video of the dining hall food but later deleted the tweets once it started to spread online.

The blasts from the Kent-born athlete are the first significant complaints made by a British star about the conditions during these troubled Olympics.

He said: “Hey IOC Media – you know the millions of money bag (sic) you make off the Olympics?

“Any chance in the week of our race we could get some food? Like meals?

“Not cold slop, steamed onions or partly cooked pasta? This is the ‘pinnacle of sport’.

“Sapporo feels like a prison. Welcome to the sweaty school dining hall that a lifetime of hard work gets you.


“IOC Media – any chance you could be a little athlete focused?

“Any chance we could have some where to get some fresh air aside from the 900m training lap we have?

“A cup of coffee wouldn’t go a miss.”

SunSport has contacted Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee for a comment. It is understood Team GB are investigating the claims made by Bosworth.

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