Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Olympians Need (Random) Love, Too

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Jamie Anderson, U.S. gold medalist in snowboarding and avid Tinder user
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  • Jamie Anderson, U.S. gold medalist in snowboarding and avid Tinder user

The smartphone-based matchmaking app known as Tinder has its fair share of both proponents (i.e., those who've scored a hookup or 12 out of it) and critics (including those who rack up nothing but "nopes" from other users, as well as prudes in general), but there's no denying its popularity since some bros from USC came up with it.

It's something we here at Weekly World Central have attempted to chronicle from a local standpoint, though our attempts to do so didn't go so well.

But Tinder seems to have found itself a gold mine of willing participants, so to speak, in the form of the young, strapping and (apparently) uninhibited athletes living in the Olympic Village at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

According to US Weekly — by far the gold standard of Olympic coverage and hookup news — the use of Tinder is so rampant among athletes it's been described as "next level" by the likes of Jamie Anderson, the recently crowned (and quite hot) gold medalist in women's slopestyle snowboarding.

This shouldn't really be a surprise, considering the stories that come out of the Olympic villages every two years about the abundant supply of condoms available to athletes looking for pre-event stress relief or post-competition celebration. Heck, during the Summer Games in London in 2012 there were event reports of "rogue condoms" that weren't officially sanctioned because they were branded by non-approved companies ... like the awesomely named Kangaroo Condoms for the "gland down under."

All of this leaves one question: do Olympic athletes rate each other's ... performance on a scale of 1 to 10, or is it on a medal system? And, if the latter, what rates a bronze-medal effort?

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