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Athletes Banned From Having Sex In Olympic Village During Tokyo Games

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Athletes Banned From Having Sex In Olympic Village During Tokyo Games

Tokyo Olympic organisers have released new guidelines in a bid to ensure all the athletes remain safe during this year's Games.

And while avoiding a COVID-19 outbreak will be paramount, that doesn't mean some of these new regulations will be looked upon favourable by the competitors themselves.

And one new rule in particular will undoubtedly upset the apple cart with physical contact among athletes set to be completely banned by officials.

That encompasses everything from high-fiving to kissing and hugging.

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And yes, that also means any form of sexual contact is also prohibited.

Even things like singing, dancing and chanting have been barred from the event.

The National Stadium, the main venue for Tokyo Olympics. Credit: PA
The National Stadium, the main venue for Tokyo Olympics. Credit: PA

Throughout the years, the Olympic Village has become notorious for high levels of sexual activity.

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At the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, it's understood around 450,000 condoms were handed out to the athletes over the 17-day event.

And after London 2012 had wrapped up, countless Olympians came out after and said that everyone was at it in the athlete living quarters.

But according to the newly-published guidelines, anyone thinking of flouting the strict regulations for the 2021 Games will face "consequences that may have an impact on their participation."

These organisers ain't messing around - and rightly so.

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"These Games in many respects will be different," Olympic Games Operations Director Pierre Ducrey said.

"There will be a number of constraints and conditions that the participants will have to respect and follow, which will have an impact on their experience, particularly when it comes to social aspects."

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Topics: olympics, Tokyo Olympics, Sex, Australia, Covid-19, Tokyo

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