Athletes have been settling into their new accommodation at the Olympic village as they prepare for the Olympic games. They have too been testing out what Tokyo has to offer such as food and beds.
Information has leaked from the Olympic Village that they are being offered cardboard bed frames to prevent athletes from engaging in sexual activities while in Tokyo for the games. However, the organizers have stated that they are promoting the use of recycled materials.
Now, an Irish gymnast, Rgys McCleanaghan has come out to proof that the bed s are sturdy enough. He posted a video on social media showing himself jumping up and down numerous times claiming that “It’s fake! Fake news!”
“Anti-sex” beds at the Olympics pic.twitter.com/2jnFm6mKcB— Rhys Mcclenaghan (@McClenaghanRhys) July 18, 2021
Organizers of Tokyo Olympics in 2020 have stated that the beds will be “turned into recycled paper after the Games.”
“We are promoting the use of recycled materials for procured items and construction materials at the Tokyo 2020 Games,” the Games’ official “Sustainability Pre-Games Report” said.
The playbook for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) for athletes and officials indicates that officials and athletes should “keep two meters’ distance” and “avoid physical contact” from athletes and at least one meter from others.”
Paul Chelimo, an athlete for the USA team has claimed that the “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,” he further stated on Twitter.
In June, Tokyo Olympic organizers stated that they were planning to provide approximately 150,000 condoms at the Games. However, they are telling athletes to take them home rather than use them in the Olympic village.
In other news, Australian swimmer, Emily Seebohm, has been documenting the daily life of athletes in the Olympic Village via vlogs posted to her Instagram account.
The five-time Olympic medallist gave a brief tour of the Olympic Village, including the self-driving vehicles which will be ferrying athletes around during the Olympic games as well as the food choices available in the dining hall.
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