News 17 July 2021

Athletes given “anti-sex” beds at the Tokyo Olympic Village

17 July 2021

Athletes are arriving at the Olympic Village in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics to find “anti-sex” beds.

According to Spanish news outlets, athletes are starting to arrive at the accommodations ahead of the 23rd of July start of the Olympics and due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, athletes will be discouraged from engaging in any unnecessary social mixing or close interaction, including sexual intercourse.

The “anti-sex” beds are reportedly made from cardboard and they are designed to only be able to withstand the weight of one person.

The beds are expected to break with any sudden movements and they are recyclable.

This comes after athletes were warned not to use any of the free condoms that would be given to them as per Olympic tradition. Instead, athletes were told to bring them back home as souvenirs and props to raise awareness for HIV and Aids.

It was recently announced that no spectators would be allowed at the games as coronavirus cases continue to surge in Japan.

Japan has declared a state of emergency which is expected to last until the 22nd of August.

Nobuhiko Okabe, an infectious disease specialist said, “Without the proper measures in place, it will only take one person to bring in the virus and spread it, especially in places like the athlete village.

“We have to do what we can to make sure an outbreak doesn’t happen, and we really need the cooperation of all the athletes and delegations to make this work.”

In a statement, the Tokyo Games said, “Our perspective is that we have to make it absolutely a safe Games because they will come to Japan to compete, and we want to make sure the process is not too impactful for them performing.”

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