Author: npt5625

I am a Senior at Slippery Rock University. I am majoring in Communication, with a minor in Film Studies. I have an extreme interest in being involved with social media, as it has become a major part of today's society.

Olympians Going For More Than Gold

According to several sources, Olympic Athletes are currently using the app Tinder to check each other out in the middle of nowhere Russian town of Sochi. United States Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder Jamie Anderson admitted to using the app herself in the little to no nightlife town, where the single athletes are apparently feeling a bit cooped up. Anderson was quoted in US Weekly saying, “Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level. It’s all athletes! In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there.” The full story can be seen here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/02/13/olympians-get-sexy-at-sochi-with-tinder-app/. So, just how many of the athletes are actually utilizing the dating app? Well, according to an article written by Lauren O’Neil of CBC Sports, there have been 21 confirmed female profiles on the app so far! http://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/olympians-using-hook-app-tinder-sochi.html This may not seem like many, but you have to look at it from this perspective, the app uses GPS to locate other users who are near your current location. Since Sochi is so rural, ALL of the other users are Olympic Athletes! That gives a lot of singles a great handful of physically fit people to choose from, who are all some of the best athletes in their respective sports. Perhaps the app became a distraction for Shaun White and led to his ultimate downfall, unlike Jamie Anderson who deleted the app when she realized how much of a distraction it was! Sounds like another addition to #sochiproblems.

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