Olympic athletes love Tinder hookup app, says snowboarder Jamie Anderson

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO - JANUARY 11:  Jamie Anderson of the USA looks on as she won the FIS Snowboard Slope Style World Cup at the US Grand Prix on January 11, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson won gold at Sochi. Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Olympic medals have been thin on the ground for Team USA at the Sochi Winter Olympics — so far they’ve taken home just two gold medals, both of them in snowboarding. But that doesn’t mean our athletes aren’t scoring.

According to one of America’s two gold medalists, snowboarder Jamie Anderson, athletic hookups in the Olympic village have gone high tech: They’re apparently big fans of dating app Tinder.

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

Dear lord. The Olympic Village is always a legendary boinkfest — it is, after all, temporarily home to the world’s most toned humans, finally getting a break from years of training after the most stressful day of their lives. Now that their flirtation has gone 21st century, I worry that Tinder may actually explode. Do Olympians even need Tinder? Just go outside and throw a snowball. You’ll probably hit an impossibly beautiful biathlete looking to screw away the shame of his fourth-place finish.

Anderson agrees: She says she deleted her Tinder profile before her event in order to focus on her training. “There was a point where I had to be like, ‘OK, this is way too distracting,’” she said. “I deleted my account to focus on the Olympics.”


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