Rhys McClenaghan, who will represent Ireland on pommel horse during the Olympics, has sought to debunk rumors of anti-sex beds in athletes’ rooms during the Games.
McClenaghan, 21, posted a video of himself in his bedroom at the Olympic Village on Saturday and jumped on the bed to prove he wasn’t going to break up with lunges.
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American runner Paul Chelimo tweeted about the so-called anti-sex beds in the Olympic Village on Friday.
“The beds that will be installed in the Olympic Village in Tokyo will be made of cardboard, this aims to avoid privacy between the athletes,” he wrote. “The beds will be able to support the weight of one person to avoid situations beyond sport. I don’t see any problem for long-distance runners, even 4 of us can. “
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According to Dezeen magazine, authorities have installed around 18,000 cardboard beds. The 100% recyclable beds were made by the Japanese company Airweave.
But according to McClenaghan’s video, any athlete who plans to participate in extracurricular activities could do so without their bed collapsing.
Officials plan to distribute some 150,000 condoms at the Games, but only for awareness purposes. Athletes have been warned not to mingle with each other in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus, Reuters said.
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“The distribution of condoms is not intended for the athletes’ village, but for the athletes to take them back to their home countries to raise awareness” about the issues of HIV and AIDS, a Tokyo 2020 official told Reuters.