Are The Beds At The Olympics Really ‘Anti-Sex’? 
Are The Beds At The Olympics Really ‘Anti-Sex’? 

On July 17, US distance runner Paul Chelimo tweeted “Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes. Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports. I see no problem for distance runners, even […]

On July 17, US distance runner Paul Chelimo tweeted “Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes. Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports. I see no problem for distance runners, even 4 of us can do” (sic) and with that were a couple of pictures of the beds. 

 

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He went on to make a series of jokes in the very thread that garnered a very strong reaction. The internet has been ablaze since, with many calling the idea outright bizarre. 

 

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However, after Chelimo’s claims especially came the indications that the original intentions behind the practice were in a different place.

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The beds are meant to be recycled into paper products post the game. The bed, said to withstand 200 kilograms of weight, was first revealed in January 2020, and aims to promote the idea of social distancing.

 

Moreover, the beds are supposedly quite sturdy.

As can be seen in this clip tweeted by Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan hours later, the beds can withstand someone jumping up and down on them. He filmed himself jumping repeatedly on one of the beds in question to drive home the point that the beds were `safe’. “The beds are meant to be anti-sex. They’re made out of cardboard, yes, but apparently, they’re meant to break with sudden movements. It’s fake — fake news!” McClenaghan said in the video.

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The post was retweeted by the official account of the Olympics, thanking the gymnast for the clarification.

 

Thousands of athletes are staying at the Olympic Village during the pandemic-delayed 2020 Tokyo Games, which start on July 23.

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