Sex is the breakfast of champions, but apparently there will be no action between the sheets for athletes at the Tokyo Olympic, as cardboard beds have been made to prevent intimacy and the spread of the coronavirus.
Athletes forced to sleep in “anti-sex” beds in Tokyo’s Olympic village
The eco-friendly beds, made of cardboard, have been installed in all the dormitories of the huge 44-hectare Olympic Village in the Harumi district of the nation’s capital.
Weighing a maximum of 200 kg, the beds will collapse if competitors try anything too cheeky.
So it will be quite obvious who has obeyed the rules and who hasn’t. According to reports, athletes expressed concerns about the beds to the event organizers, however, the manufacturer said they should have no problems “as long as they stay with only two people on the beds.”
Speaking to AFP, manufacturer Airweave said, “We have conducted experiments, such as dropping weights on the beds,” a spokesman said.
“As long as they are attached to two people in the bed, they should be strong enough to support the load.”
Takashi Kitajima, general manager of the Tokyo 2020 Athletes’ Village, assured that all the beds will be recycled after the games.
In another effort to curb the naughty behavior of the world’s top athletes, Tokyo authorities have confirmed that condoms usually given to athletes on arrival at the games will only be handed out after the event.
The decision was announced Sunday by local news agency Kyodo News. Andrew Bogut, an Australian basketball player, is not convinced of the effectiveness of banning sex at the tournaments.
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😂 pic.twitter.com/J45wlxgtSo
— Paul Chelimo🇺🇸🥈🥉 (@Paulchelimo) July 17, 2021
Avoiding intimacy is not the only plan of action by Tokyo authorities to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Socializing outside the usual circles is discouraged, and 18,000 people have reportedly been banned from leaving the venue.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23, and many Japanese citizens are concerned that it will have a serious impact on their country’s ability to cope with the deadly virus, which is already deficient.