Home Top Stories Tokyo Olympic Village Beds Are Sturdy, IOC Says After 'Anti-Sex' Report

Tokyo Olympic Village Beds Are Sturdy, IOC Says After ‘Anti-Sex’ Report





The cardboard beds at the Tokyo Olympic Village are “sturdy”, organisers reassured on Monday, after a report warned they weren’t strong enough for sex. Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan filmed himself jumping repeatedly on a bed to prove the point, after the report in the New York Post claimed the beds were deliberately flimsy to promote social distancing. “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 posted on Twitter.

The official Olympics Twitter account thanked McLenaghan for “debunking the myth”, adding “the sustainable beds are sturdy!”

The report in the New York Post was based on a tweet, apparently tongue-in-cheek, by US distance runner Paul Chelimo who said the cardboard beds were “aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes”.

“Beds will (only) be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports,” he tweeted.

It’s not the first time the beds, which signal a commitment to sustainability, have come into question.

In January, manufacturer Airweave said they can withstand a weight of 200 kilos (440 pounds) and have been through rigorous stress tests, after Australian basketball player Andrew Bogut queried their durability.

“We’ve conducted experiments, like dropping weights on top of the beds,” a spokesperson told AFP.

“As long as they stick to just two people in the bed, they should be strong enough to support the load.”

Thousands of athletes will stay at the Olympic Village during the pandemic-delayed 2020 Tokyo Games, which start on Friday.

Despite warnings to “avoid unnecessary forms of physical contact”, organisers are expected to hand out 160,000 condoms.

Promoted

But the organising committee told AFP: “The distributed condoms are not meant to be used at the Olympic Village.”

Instead they are supposed to be “brought back by athletes to their respective home countries and to help them support the campaign to raise awareness (about HIV/AIDS)”, it added.

Topics mentioned in this article





Source link

RELATED ARTICLES

Maharashtra’s First Ever Zika Virus Case Reported In Pune District

<!-- -->A quick response team visited the area and spoke to residents about precautions they must take.Pune: Maharashtra has reported its first-ever case...

Boris Johnson, Wife Expecting Another Baby: British Media

<!-- -->Boris Johnson and Carrie married in May this year.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie are expecting a second baby,...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

China, Australia Ramp Up Covid Curbs As Delta Variant Spreads

<!-- -->The pandemic has killed more than four million people and shows no sign of slowing.Beijing, China: China and Australia ramped up Covid-19...

Chinese Pop Star Kris Wu Detained On Suspicion Of Rape

<!-- -->Kris Wu was accused by a student of date-raping her when she was 17.Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu has been detained on...

Man Arrested For Killing Wife In Delhi: Police

<!-- -->The accused was arrested from the Govindpuri park, police said (Representational)New Delhi: A man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly strangling his...

Probe Launched Into Harassment Allegations Against IPS Officer: UP Police

<!-- -->The Ghaziabad police said that cognisance of the complaint has been taken (Representational)Ghaziabad/Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday said it has...

Recent Comments