Tokyo Olympics: Athlete debunks ‘anti-sex’ cardboard family rumors in Olympic Village by performing rebound test | world News
Olympic Village athletes have proven just how sturdy their cardboard beds can be amid rumors that they were determined to prevent competitors from having sex.
Recycled cardboard beds are designed to be environmentally sound rather than discouraging intimacy.
Irish gymnast Rhys McClingan has filmed himself bouncing on his cardboard bed to dispel rumors that he would collapse under any pressure.
In today’s episode of Fake News at the Olympics, Family That’s Supposed to be Anti-Sexual.
“It’s made of cardboard, yes, obviously meant to break up any sudden movements.”
As the 21-year-old from Newtownards in Northern Ireland bounced up and down, he declared, “It’s fake news!”
Christian Clau, head of communications for the International Olympic Committee, tweeted: “I’ve now had a lot of questions on iocmedia about sustainable cardboard beds in the Olympic Village.
Then he highlighted the Irish gymnast’s bed test video that was widely shared online.
Athletes have been told that they should not mingle with other nations in the Olympic Village and that COVID-19 protocols must be observed at all times.
Condoms have been offered to Olympic participants since the 1988 Seoul Olympics – a move aimed at raising awareness of AIDS while encouraging safe sex.
However, Tokyo 2020 organizers have not followed suit due to the pandemic.
Three athletes inside the Olympic Village have already tested positive for COVID-19 and are now isolated while authorities establish close contacts who may need further testing.
on Sunday, Team GB confirmed that six track and field competitors and two staff members will be laid off After sitting near a passenger on their flight to Japan who subsequently tested positive.
All unknown GB team members participating have tested negative for COVID.