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A claim circulating online about cardboard beds at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics being "anti-sex" is not true.
The rumor gained traction after Olympic runner Paul Chelimo tweeted that the beds, made of "high resistance lightweight cardboard," were made to avoid intimacy among athletes.
The beds in question can actually support up to 441 pounds, a press release from the Olympics said. That's more than two times the average weight of an American man.
A Japanese bedding company, Airweave, is providing Olympic athletes with the 18,000 beds and mattresses made of polyethylene.
The cardboard beds were made to be sustainable, but also comfortable, according to Takashi Kitajima, a Tokyo 2020 organizer in charge of the Athletes' Village.
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"(The beds) will be recycled into paper products after the Games, with the mattress components recycled into new plastic products," the news release read. "This will be the first time in Olympic and Paralympic history that all beds and bedding are made almost entirely from renewable materials."
Irish gymnast Rhys Mcclenaghan debunked the "fake news" rumor by jumping on one of the beds and posting the video to Twitter.
Some users on social media reacted to the cardboard bed rumor and wondered who needs a bed anyway?
Twitter account @godcomplegz said," they're acting like the floor doesn't exist."
Another account, belonging to U.S. Olympic marathon runner Molly Seidel, came up with a catchy pickup line to mock the rumor.
In Tokyo, organizers plan to give out 150,000 condoms, but only as a parting gift.
"The distribution of condoms is not to use in the village," Kitajima said at a press conference.
“So the purpose of distributing condoms is not (just) to use in the village, but to ask athletes to cooperate for the awareness of the issue by bringing the condoms back home to their countries.”
At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil there were giant green vending machines containing condoms in the food hall and various lounges around the Village.
"There’s a lot of sex going on," Hope Solo, the two-time gold medaling soccer player, told ESPN for a story published in 2012.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Cardboard beds at Tokyo Olympics are not part of athlete sex ban