Theory put to bed
Irish gymnast Rhys Mcclenaghan appears to have busted the theory popular on the internet that cardboard beds at the Olympic Village in Tokyo are designed to deter athletes from having sex. Footage posted on Twitter shows Mcclenaghan doing half a dozen energetic jumps on one of the beds, without appearing to damage it. ‘‘Apparently they’re meant to break at any sudden movements,’’ Mcclenaghan said. ‘‘It’s fake, fake news.’’ The official Olympics Twitter account re-posted Mcclenaghan’s tweet, saying: ‘‘Thanks for debunking the myth. You heard it first from @Teamireland gymnast @Mcclenaghanrhys – the sustainable cardboard beds are sturdy!’’ Organisers are trying to keep athletes apart as much as possible to try to limit the opportunities for the Sars-cov-2 coronavirus to spread.