The 11,000 athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics have been offered 'anti-sex' beds in a bid to discourage them from engaging in sex in a bid to tame the possible spread of Covid-19.
Kenya's initial contingent, consisting national women's volleyball team, dubbed Malkia Strikers, was the first of the 100 athletes from the country to settle in at the Olympic Village in Japan's capital on Sunday.
They will be joined by the men and women rugby teams, plus, ofcourse, the athletes.
The beds are made of recycled cardboard and are designed to take the weight of one person. This means they are likely to collapse under the weight of fornicators to discourage sex amid Covid-19.
But then, organizers of the Games considered the most popular in the world after the Fifa World Cup, have still distributed condoms at the Village in a bid to advocate for safe sex.
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 4 of us can do😂 pic.twitter.com/J45wlxgtSo
-- Paul Chelimo🇺🇸🥈🥉 (@Paulchelimo) July 17, 2021
This is the craziest story. In order to prevent Olympians from having sex, and thus risk spreading the Covid virus, beds at the Tokyo Olympic Village are made from cardboard so they collapse if more than one person gets on them! pic.twitter.com/RZKEPbcr4x
-- John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) July 17, 2021
Athletes at Tokyo's Olympic village are provided 'anti-sex' beds to discourage any contact. The beds made of cardboard are designed to take the weight of one person, meaning they would break if anyone tried to share them. pic.twitter.com/WTUZ2RqEsY
-- Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) July 18, 2021
Four athletes inside the Olympic Village have already tested positive for COVID-19 and are now isolating while authorities establish their close contacts and who may need further testing.
Kenya is gunning to maintain her position as the best middle and long-distance nation in the world at the Games which were rescheduled for a year.