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Athletes who want to have a little extracurricular fun better find somewhere other than the Tokyo's Olympic Village for such shenanigans.

The New York Post reported Sunday that Olympic officials have equipped athletes' quarters with special beds built to discourage sexual activity.

No, we aren't kidding.

The beds are made of heavy-duty cardboard and are designed to accommodate the weight of a single individual, but collapse if two — or more — share the sheets.

It's all in the name of COVID-19 prevention, of course. Olympic officials are worried that athletic hanky panky might cause an outbreak.

But, in a seeming contradiction, some 160,000 condoms will also be distributed to the around 11,000 athletes at the games. Not for their own use at the games, of course, but to take home after the games. It will help spread awareness of safe sex, the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee said in a statement.

Sure, OK.

More good news. The beds are made of 100% recyclable material. So they are not only good for athletes' health — if not their morale — but also good for the environment.

Well, at least the athletes can count on action on the fields and in the stadiums.

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