Athletes post hilarious clips of themselves trying to destroy Olympic cardboard ‘anti-sex’ beds

Breaking bed: Athletes post hilarious clips of themselves trying to destroy Olympic cardboard ‘anti-sex’ beds by doing yoga and wrestling on them

  • The beds in the Olympic Village in Tokyo are made of recyclable cardboard
  • Can carry up to 200 kg, but there are rumors that bunk beds are built to prevent intimacy
  • US women’s rugby team and Irish gymnast made videos proving their sturdiness
  • Team New Zealand posted a video that appears to show the bed bending under the weight

Prankster athletes compete to break their chic cardboard ‘anti-sex’ beds in Tokyo’s Olympic Village.

The sustainable beds are made from recycled cardboard and can carry up to 200 kg – but there are rumors that the bunk beds were built to deter athletes from joining.

They’re apparently designed to crumble when more than one person climbs on them – so plenty of athletes from around the world have taken to social media to share hilarious clips of them vying to debunk the anti-sex myth.

Team Ireland gymnast Rhys McClenaghan debunked the myth in a Twitter video last week, jumping on the bed to prove their sturdiness.

US women's rugby team filmed itself performing 'CPR' and throwing a tantrum, but it won't break

The sustainable beds are made from recycled cardboard and can carry up to 200 kg – but there are rumors that the bunk beds were built to deter athletes from joining. US women’s rugby team filmed itself performing ‘CPR’ and throwing a tantrum, but it won’t break

The US rugby team filmed themselves ‘performing CPR’, doing yoga, throwing tantrums and performing hardcore wrestling moves on top of one of the cardboard beds – but it still doesn’t break.

The clip, which was posted to 24-year-old American athlete Ilona Maher’s TikTok account, ends with a cheeky nod to the anti-sex rumours.

Ilona jokes, “And for this last take, Nicole and I have an s-” when the video stops.

It comes after another American athlete, runner Paul Chelimo, tweeted that the cardboard beds were installed to “avoid intimacy.”

They're apparently designed to crumble when more than one person climbs on them - so dozens of athletes from around the world have taken to social media to share hilarious clips of them vying to debunk the anti-sex myth

They’re apparently designed to crumble when more than one person climbs on them – so dozens of athletes from around the world have taken to social media to share hilarious clips of them vying to debunk the anti-sex myth

The rugby team also demonstrated how 'dramatic fainting', tantrums and wrestling moves didn't break the bed

Another member of the team performed several yoga positions on top of the cardboard bed

The rugby team also demonstrated how ‘dramatic fainting’, tantrums and wrestling moves didn’t break the bed, while another member of the team performed several yoga positions on top of the cardboard bed.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Beds placed in the Olympic Village in Tokyo will be made of cardboard, this is intended to prevent intimacy between athletes.

“Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations outside of sports.

“I don’t see a problem for distance runners, even four of us can do it.”

The New Zealand team also shared a video in which one of the athletes sits on the bed and appears to bend slightly when he sits on it.

In the video, one of the athletes said, “Tell me you’re in the Olympic Village without telling me you’re in the Olympic Village.”

The New Zealand team also shared a video of one of the athletes sitting on the bed and appearing to bend slightly when seated on it

A hefty contestant then plops down on the bed - it nods and crumples under its weight as the two athletes laugh incredulously

The New Zealand team also shared a video in which one of the athletes sits on the bed and appears to bend slightly when he sits on it. A hefty contestant then plops down on the bed – it nods and crumples under its weight as the two athletes laugh incredulously

It comes after another American athlete, runner Paul Chelimo, tweeted that the cardboard beds were installed to 'avoid intimacy'

It comes after another American athlete, runner Paul Chelimo, tweeted that the cardboard beds were installed to ‘avoid intimacy’

A hefty contestant then plops down on the bed – it nods and crumples under its weight as the two athletes laugh incredulously.

In another clip, Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan says it’s “fake news” in a short video posted on Twitter.

The muscular athlete jumped up and down on the cardboard cot, yelling, “It’s fake. Fake news.’

The official Twitter account for the Olympics even responded to Rhys’s debunking video, writing, “Thanks for debunking the myth.

“You heard it first from Team Ireland gymnast Rhys McClenaghan – the durable cardboard beds are sturdy!”

In another clip, Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan says it's 'fake news' in a short video on Twitter

The muscular athlete jumped up and down on the cardboard cot, yelling,

In another clip, Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan says it’s “fake news” in a short video posted on Twitter. The muscular athlete jumped up and down on the cardboard cot, yelling, “It’s fake. fake news’

Team Ireland gymnast Rhys McClenaghan debunked the myth in a Twitter video last week, jumping on the bed to prove their toughness

Team Ireland gymnast Rhys McClenaghan debunked the myth in a Twitter video last week, jumping on the bed to prove their toughness

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