Feb 8, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; A general view of the Olympic cauldron and flame behind the Olympic rings sculpture during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Sochi Olympics: Olympians using social media app Tinder for hookups


American snowboarder Jamie Anderson is a gold medalist. She’s also an active user on social media, including the app Tinder – or at least was an active user.

So what is Tinder, you ask? Essentially it’s a matchmaking application that facilitates communication between users. It’s quite popular on college campuses and apparently also used heavily at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, this according to Anderson who hinted the app is getting quite the workout by fellow Olympians.

Per US Weekly:

“Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level,” Anderson said. “It’s all athletes! In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there.”

Anderson says she had to delete the app off her phone because it was too distracting and wasn’t allowing her to focus on the games.

“There was a point where I had to be like OK, this is way too distracting,” she said of using Tinder. “I deleted my account to focus on the Olympics.”

Sounds like the 100,000 condoms the IOC brought in won’t all be wasted.

H/T SportingNews

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