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Cheeky competitors at the Winter Olympics used the dating app in a desperate attempt to bag themselves more than just a medal. Away from the games, some Olympians are hoping to find a different kind of match. At Pyeongchang in , the athletes had the pleasure of spreading themselves out in a roomy double bed at night.
SportsSwipe, which has documented athletes at major sporting events on Tinder in the past, started a new Instagram account called TinderRio.
Jamie Anderson, the American gold medalist in slopestyle, told US Weekly that the popular mobile app is a hit among athletes. There are some cuties on there. The Olympic Village. With nearly 3, athletes in Sochi, the potential Tinder pool is vast. I deleted my account to focus on the Olympics. Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg told For The Win that he had also heard the app was increasingly popular with Olympians after they finished their events. It was, undeniably, the greatest swimming relay leg of all time and surely one of the best in-race comebacks the sport has ever seen.
At the Beijing Olympics, Team USA’s men’s 4xmeter relay squad downed their trash-talking French rivals to deliver what seemed like an impossible victory late in the race and helped Michael Phelps claim one of his eight gold medals that summer. It wasn’t the only race that summer Phelps almost lost in his quest to break Mark Spitz’s record of seven golds in a single Games, but because it was a relay, the One particularly harrowing practice set stands out to Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel when they think about training in a two-lane backyard pool for three months this year.
Their coach, Greg Meehan, called it “Death by Relay. Katie Ledecky is a rockstar in the pool and famous not just for usually beating her opponents but also for the way she absolutely dominates them, sometimes finishing a race several body lengths ahead of second place.
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According to Reuters , Tinder has seen a percent spike in usage in PyeongChang since the Olympics began. It also means Tinder has data on who’s getting swiped right the most in the Olympic Village. The most popular athletes on Tinder, according to the app, are male bobsledders and female snowboarders. A further breakdown? Male ice hockey players, snowboarders, alpine skiers and skeleton racers are also doing just fine.
Same thing for female alpine skiers, bobsledders, lugers and freestyle skiers.
The weeklong event builds on the results Attain’s members have already achieved to date. In the app’s first year, users have logged 6 billion.
Athletes increasingly are using apps like Tinder as they look to have fun and escape the pressures of competition inside the Olympic Village. Profiles from athletes of nearly every sport can be found on Tinder with updates like “Got plenty of time to kill,” or “Looking for fun in Rio! Hookups among athletes have long been part of the games, but mobile apps has made Olympic flings a lot easier.
During the London Olympics in , the popular gay dating app Grindr crashed almost immediately after athletes started arriving at the Olympic Village, according to The Daily Mail. Mobile dating surged during the Winter Games in Sochi after Olympic organizers loosened strict social media guidelines that had been in place in London. In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious.
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Apparently watching the Winter Olympics on television will no longer suffice in making people feel at the very heart of the action. These days, people are changing their Tinder locations so they can swipe on athletes at the Olympic Villages in South Korea. According to Tinder data, there’s been a 1, percent increase in swipers “passporting” to the Olympic Villages, where the athletes are staying.
Tinder Passport is a feature which allows users to change their location to connect with people anywhere in the world. That means anyone with a Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold account can switch their location to Pyeongchang if they want in on some Olympic action. And, users in Pyeongchang are apparently “giving away right swipes like hotcakes.
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If you’re looking for some Olympic love this Valentine’s Day, you’re not the only one who had the idea. Tinder says they’ve seen a nearly 2,percent increase in users “passporting” to Pyeongchang, South Korea in an attempt to match with Olympians. Users who pay for Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold accounts have the ability to switch their geographic location — rather than just searching in their immediate vicinity — and the Olympic Village has become the prime spot for love.
According to Tinder’s data , Americans are the top group of users passporting to the Olympic Village, followed by Sweden, the U. As part of their Olympics promo, Tinder also gave free Tinder Gold accounts to everyone in the Village. They say there’s been a percent increase in usage there, and an over percent increase in matches.
At the Winter Games in Sochi, Tinder also made headlines for its apparently rampant use among athletes.
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Church wedding for Olympian Amy Williams to her Tinder man Williams won gold at the Winter Olympics in Canada, but announced her retirement in.
Welp, the Olympics have made the second statement within a week that I predict will absolutely backfire. The Tokyo Olympics kick off in July this year, and the cardboard beds in the Olympic Village have actually been a pretty massive deal. Even the mattresses — not made of cardboard thankfully — will be recycled into plastic products. Some of those weightlifters and shot putters have back muscles that weigh more than my entire body, but I digress.
During the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Tinder usage shot up. And not just by a small amount. Athletes train incredibly hard and the Olympics are emotional, people are going to bang, a lot. Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Remember when TI decided that it would be a really great idea to announce to the world that he takes his daughter to the doctor so that she can have her hymen checked?
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Subscriber Account active since. In what has become something of an Olympic tradition, Olympic athletes in Rio are using Tinder at a shockingly high rate. From the AP:. The popularity of mobile dating apps at the Olympics was a big story in London in and continued in Sochi in
over the design, with some jokingly comparing it to a dating app logo. a reminder that the Olympics are for everyone in France and in.
Athletes are many things: ambitious, driven, determined, focused, methodic, hard-working, and attractive. Seriously, how is it that every athlete seems to have the most beautiful face and irresistible swagger to go along with it? Having a casual fling with an athlete is likely an obvious dream for many, so with the PyeongChang Winter Olympics fast approaching, I ask the burning question: Do athletes use dating apps in the Olympic Village?
The answer? Yes , big time. Dating app usage first started spiking in , during the Sochi games, according to The Independent.