The world’s best athletes are set to spend their nights on cardboard beds at the Tokyo Olympics, reportedly trying to discourage them from any hanky panky as COVID-19 cases spike. American distance runner Paul Chelimo tweeted, “Beds will be able to withstand the weight of only a single person to avoid situations beyond sports.”
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
But, another Olympian, Irish gymnast Rhys Mcclenaghan, posted a video on Twitter saying the cardboard beds actually seem sturdy as he jumps up and down on his without it crumbling.
Athletes staying at Tokyo’s Olympic Village have been posting images of their ‘cardboard’ beds online. Some speculated that the beds are meant to deter athletes from having sex amid COVID-19, but Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan posted a video jumping on his bed to prove otherwise. pic.twitter.com/qHaLdCndv0
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 19, 2021
What do you think about cardboard beds as a deterrent to intimacy in what the New York Post calls the “notoriously sex-crazed athletes’ village”?