Aussie athletes shoot down 'anti-sex' beds theory in Olympic village

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The Australian hockey team (pictured right) jumping on the beds in the Olympic village.
The Australian hockey team (pictured right) helped debunk the theory surrounding the sleeping arrangements in the Olympic village. (Images: Getty Images/Twitter

A number of Aussie stars have joined in the fun to help debunk the myth surrounding the sleeping arrangements at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Olympic community has been abuzz around the hilarious posts from athletes on their thoughts on the so called 'anti-sex' beds in the village.

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After a number of athletes made jokes about the recyclable cardboard frames, Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan did his best to disprove the theory about how much weight the bed can hold.

The 21-year-old gymnast performed a few jumps on the cardboard frame before labelling the theory 'fake'.

Now, Australia's hockey team have jumped in on the fun.

Aussie hockey captain Rachael Lynch posted a video of herself and some teammates all on the bed.

"Following many questions about our cardboard beds, we thought we should put them to the test," she wrote on Twitter.

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"Can confirm they are strong enough for activities!"

The photo was just another example of athletes debunking the myth that the beds couldn't hold the weight of more than one person.

Olympic athletes debunks 'anti-sex' bed myth

With athletes arriving in Tokyo ahead of the of Games, more and more images are emerging of the cardboard bed frames in the Olympic village.

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Organisers announced that athletes will sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard, with mattresses formed of polyethylene materials that will be reused for plastic products after the Games.

Up to 18,000 beds are required at the village, nestled in Tokyo Bay and in sight of the iconic Rainbow Bridge, during the Olympics that begin on July 24.

With athletes arriving in Tokyo ahead of the of Games, more and more images are emerging of the cardboard bed frames in the Olympic village.

American distance runner Paul Chelimo wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the decision to have cardboard beds was "aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes."

But, gymnast McClenaghan was the first to make waves and debunk some of the theories.

The 21-year-old gymnast arrived in his Olympic village room and appeared to read the myth around the beds.

So in a brilliant video, in a throwback to some childhood fun, the gymnast performed a few jumps on the cardboard frame.

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