Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among a… https://t.co/7vQR06fbJT
— Paul Chelimo🇺🇸🥈🥉🥉 (@Paul Chelimo🇺🇸🥈🥉🥉)
It was unclear whether Chelimo was joking, but his tweet prompted coverage of the issue.
But, according to officials, the recycled cardboard beds have been made this way to be more environmentally friendly. It’s all part of the games’ carbon neutrality commitment.
Now, to prove that the beds are actually robust and aren’t designed to stop the athletes from having sex, Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan has filmed himself doing a test jump on the bed – that unsurprisingly went viral.
In a video posted on Twitter, McClenaghan, 21, can be seen jumping on one of the beds to test its strength, proving it won’t break under “use”.
“Anti-sex” beds at the Olympics https://t.co/2jnFm6mKcB