Athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics have been debunking suggestions that cardboard beds at the Olympic Village are designed to prevent competitors from having sex.

A bed

A bed

It has been claimed that the beds collapse under strain in a bid to prevent Olympians from getting frisky amid the coronavirus crisis but Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan shared a clip of himself bouncing on the bed to disprove the rumours.

He said: "In today's episode of fake news at the Olympic Games, the beds that are meant to be anti-sex.

"They are made out of cardboard, yes, apparently they are meant to break under any sudden movements."

He proclaimed as he bounced up and down: "It's fake news!"

Condoms have been given to Olympians since the 1988 Games in Seoul in a bid to encourage safer sex but Tokyo 2020 organisers aren't doing so due to the pandemic.