About the ‘anti-sex’ beds at the Olympics

• It was US distance runner Paul Chelimo who first tweeted about the ‘anti-sex’ 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 four of us can do.”

• The tweet caused a frenzy on social media and everybody wanted to know if it was true.

• On Monday, reports of the beds being anti-sex were debunked by organisers. • The organisers ensured that the beds were sturdy and an Irish gymnast even put them to test. • Rhys McClenaghan filmed himself jumping up and down on the cardboard beds to test its strength. • He even tweeted, saying that it was fake news.

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