Athletes to sleep on ‘anti-sex’ beds during Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The organizers faced a major blow ahead of the Games after two South Africa footballers recently became the first participants to test positive for the virus.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 19 July 2021 10:17 am

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the world, the authorities have come up with a unique style to prevent the contagion of the virus during Tokyo Olympics 2020. With the Games set to be played behind closed doors, there is still a lot of risk looming over the mega event with a few coronavirus cases recently reported among the officials. To react to the situation, 'anti-sex' beds have been introduced for the athletes in the Olympic Village.

It has now been revealed that these beds have been introduced as a safety precaution to ensure that only one person sleeps on one bed. As reported by Daily Mail, the beds have been made out of cardboard and can withstand a maximum weight of only 200kgs. They are are designed in such a manner that they can withstand the weight of only one person. In case of any sudden movements, the beds will break. However, since they are made of cardboard, the beds could be recycled after the end of Olympics.

Athletes warned to avoid close contact

It must be noted that all the athletes have been warned to avoid close contact during the Games to prevent the possible spread of the virus in the Olympics Village. As per the tradition which is in effect since 1988, all the athletes are given free, branded condoms to ensure safe sex among the athletes.

However, the organizers have made it very clear to the athletes that they must avoid engaging in any sexual activities during the course of the event considering the present pandemic situation where the coronavirus can spread very quickly, which can put the Games under huge risk.

To add to it, the athletes have been asked to avoid the usage of condoms in Tokyo. Instead, the organizers have advised everyone to take the condoms given to them to home where they can raise awareness for HIV and AIDS instead.

Two footballers tested positive for COVID-19

The organizers faced a major blow ahead of the Games after two South Africa footballers recently became the first participants to test positive for the virus. The news come just a few days after an organizer had also returned COVID-19 positive in Olympics Village on Saturday. With athletes from across the globe on their way to Tokyo, it is going to be a huge challenge for the organizers to ensure smooth flow during the event.

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