HILARIOUS: Olympic Athletes React to ‘Anti-Sex’ Beds at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/18/2021, 3:17 PM EDT


Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been in talks for several things. However, one thing that has bugged various athletes is the cardboard beds that are in their rooms. These beds have been used for various reasons that are hilarious and athletes have showcased that on Twitter.

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These beds are made of cardboard and hence aren’t as strong as the wooden beds. These beds are being used by Japan to promote its goal of environmental preservation. These beds can be easily transported and be used again in various other spaces.

“We prefer not to destroy things we build but continue to use them. This is a major element for providing sustainability,” said Takashi Kitajima, general manager of the Tokyo 2020 athletes’ village.

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The Olympic Rings monument is seen outside the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) headquarters. REUTERS/Issei Kato

However, initial reports suggested that the beds are helping the organizers with one more thing. Since the pandemic started, the whole world has been focusing on social distancing, and the organizers had taken it to a new level. According to the reports, the beds could only hold the weight of one person and hence prevents the athletes from indulging in sexual intercourse.

The maker of the beds later clarified that the beds won’t break during sex. They confirmed that the beds can support weights up to 200kgs, hence is sufficient for holding two people.

“We’ve conducted experiments, like dropping weights on top of the beds. As long as they stick to just two people in the bed, they should be strong enough to support the load,” said Airweave, the maker of the cardboard bed.

Athletes react to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 beds

Despite the company assuring the athletes, this hasn’t stopped athletes from questioning the strength of the bed. Some have tweeted about sudden movements while some tweeted a query about if water or any liquid falls on the bed being used at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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