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The Tokyo Olympics Are Already Chaotic AF With A Bear On The Loose & 'Anti-Sex Beds'

"Dick Pound" was trending on Twitter during the opening ceremony.

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After being postponed in 2020 and rescheduled for 2021, the Tokyo Olympics are finally underway, with plenty of action expected over few weeks.

But there has been so much chaos even before the Games officially started, with news reports of bears on the run, countries accidentally bringing too many Olympians and even a fake news controversy about "anti-sex beds." If disarray was an Olympic event, Tokyo would have already won gold.

During the opening ceremony on July 23, "Dick Pound" started trending on Twitter as people discussed the hilarious implications of Richard "Dick" Pound's name. He is a member of the International Olympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Before the first softball match of this Olympics, AFP reported that a black bear was on the loose at the sports park where the event was set to take place. The game went on as scheduled after authorities blasted music and set off firecrackers to try and scare the bear away.

Another chaotic moment of the Games came when Guinea, a country in West Africa, announced just a few days before the opening ceremony that it wouldn't be sending athletes to compete in Tokyo because of COVID-19 concerns. Just one day later, the BBC reported that the country had gone back on that stance and agreed to participate.

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When it comes to the Olympians themselves, there's even more chaos. USA Today reported that some athletes with Poland's swim team were sent home from Tokyo because too many were accidentally selected for the competition and, as of July 22, the number of COVID-19 cases in the athletes' village has reached 91, according to The Associated Press.

And before the Games even started, it went viral that the beds in the village were made out of cardboard to prevent athletes from having sex but the so-called "anti-sex beds" were tested by the Olympians once they got there and the theory was put to bed.

    Lisa Belmonte
    Trending Senior Staff Writer
    Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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