Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics that is said to take place between July 24 and August 9 and from August 25 to September 6 respectively, are all set to make the game an eco-friendly, NSFW concerns about the bed have taken over beforehand. Since the bed frames for athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made from recyclable cardboard and the mattresses for the beds will be formed of polyethylene materials that will be reused for plastic products, athletes are worried that eco-friendly cardboard beds could "curtail their sex life." Tokyo Olympics 2020: International Hockey Federation Announce Pools for Men’s and Women’s Hockey Events in Multi-Sport Tournament, Check Full List.
Reports have it that 18,000 beds are needed for the Olympics, and 8,000 for the Paralympics. However, the manufacturers have clarified that the beds are sturdy enough to take the pressure. The concerns began after Australian basketball player Andrew Bogut raised the alarm when he tweeted: "Great gesture...until the athletes finish their said events and the 1000's of condoms handed out all over the village are put to use." The manufacturers Airweave told AFP, that the beds can withstand a weight of 200 kilos (440 pounds) and have been through rigorous stress tests.
"We've conducted experiments, like dropping weights on top of the beds. As long as they stick to just two people in the bed, they should be strong enough to support the load." The worries remind us of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, where usage of dating app Tinder soared almost 350 percent, organisers doled out 110,000 condoms to participants. Takashi Kitajima, the general manager of the Tokyo 2020 athletes village, said: "We prefer not to destroy things we build but continue to use them, this is a major element for providing sustainability."