Olympic runner, Paul Chelimo, tweeted about the cardboard beds at the Tokyo Olympics being put in place to avoid intimacy among athletes, and many sources ran with that false narrative.
Brian Schwind responded saying Paul was misinformed and the cardboard beds at the Tokyo Olympics were actually made for environmental friendliness.
Brian was actually correct because according to Olympic organizers, they created cardboard beds so they could be recycled into paper products after the Olympics are over.
Takashi Kitajima, the general manager of the Athletes Village, said the cardboard beds can support 440 pounds, and they are “stronger than wooden beds.”
In the video, Rhys calls the “anti-sex” bed rumors fake news.
In today’s episode of fake news at the Olympic Games, the beds are meant to be anti-sex. They’re made out of cardboard, yes, but apparently they’re meant to break at any sudden movements. It’s fake, fake news.
The official Olympics twitter account thanked Rhys for dispelling the rumors.
Source: NBC Los Angeles