Say this about Olympic officials in Tokyo, Japan. They are much better at coming up with ways to prevent athletes from having sex while they are in the Olympic Village than they are at preventing a COVID outbreak in Japan.
Yes, stopping athletes from hooking up during the Games is a thing, and officials think they found the way to do it.
They are giving the athletes cardboard beds to sleep on. Beds that are designed to collapse if a hurdler and handball player want to get their freak on.
There’s 18,000 of the cardboard beds scattered throughout the village, and athletes are testing them out and hosting fun videos showing them bouncing and jumping on the beds. They look to be pretty sturdy.
Now keep in mind, every four years there’s a story that comes out about the distribution of free condoms that takes place during the Games. As of Tuesday, over 160,000 condoms have been handed out to athletes in Japan, which is not even close to the record number of 450,000 condoms put into circulation during the Games in Rio de Janeiro back in 2016.
American distance runner Paul Chelimo posted this to Twitter after seeing the beds.
“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.”