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In a Twitter thread, Rio Olympics silver medallist in 5000 metres, Paul Chelimo, joked about the bizarre sleeping setup aimed to avoid intimacy among athletes during their stay.

GUWAHATI, July 18: Athletes are arriving at the Olympic Village in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics to find “anti-sex” beds.

Sex and intimacy in Olympics is not a new things for the uninitiated, condom handouts have been a tradition since the 1988 Seoul Olympics in South Korea, as the AIDS epidemic swept across the world. And ever since, the humble condom has become an integral part of the Olympics.



The American swimmer even estimated that a massive 70-75% of athletes in the Village have sex. 

On a more intimate, and personal note, his fellow American Breaux Greer claimed that he had sex with three women every day in the 2000 Games. But unluckily, the javelin thrower had to pull out of the competition with a knee injury. Many athletes have also revealed about having sex in summer Olympics.


the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants 11,000 odd athletes competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics to do. According to reports, the IOC will provide about 14 condoms to each of the athletes arriving in the capital city of Japan for the world’s greatest sporting spectacle. But the IOC doesn’t want athletes to practice sex, understandably so.


According to Spanish news outlets, 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 hold the weight of one person.


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


The athletes were also warned to not use the free condoms that would be given to them as per Olympic tradition. Instead, they were told to bring them back home as souvenirs to raise awareness for HIV.


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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