Some media studies and athletes have recommended the cardboard bed frames getting used within the Village are for “anti-sex” functions, although organizers say they’re getting used to promote the usage of recycled supplies.
One Olympic athlete — Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan — has been fast to take a look at out his bed’s sturdiness, posting a video on Twitter of himself leaping up and down a number of instances earlier than claiming: “It’s fake! Fake news!”
Tokyo2020 says the beds might be “changed into recycled paper after the Games.”
“We are selling the usage of recycled supplies for procured objects and building supplies on the Tokyo 2020 Games,” the Games’ official “Sustainability Pre-Games Report” mentioned.
The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) playbook for athletes and officers states athletes and officers ought to “keep away from bodily contact” and “hold two meters’ distance from athletes and a minimum of one meter from others.”
Paul Chelimo, a runner for Team USA, had beforehand claimed on his Twitter account that the “beds to be put in in Tokyo Olympic Village might be manufactured from cardboard, that is aimed toward avoiding intimacy amongst athletes.”
“Beds might be ready to stand up to the load of a single individual to keep away from conditions past sports activities,” he added.
Meanwhile, Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm has been documenting the every day lifetime of athletes within the Olympic Village in vlogs posted to her Instagram account.
The five-time Olympic medalist gave a quick tour of the Village, together with the huge array of meals decisions obtainable within the eating corridor and the self-driving automobiles that might be ferrying athletes round through the Games.
Let the Games start!