I'm a print subscriber, link to my account Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? There's no doubt the games will include a surge in swiping as well. What we do know is that athletes today have tools that facilitate and encourage hook ups. So far, steering clear of Tinder appears to have worked for Anderson: A surge in mobile dating first appeared during the Winter Games in Sochi after Olympic organizers loosened strict social media guidelines that had been in place during the Summer Games in London. The Pyeongchang Winter Games are underway and in between going for the gold, some athletes are going for each other.
Let the dating games begin: Olympic athletes using Tinder app to hook up
In in Rio, a Brazilian newspaper reported that a record-breakingcondoms were given to athletes, about 40 per person.
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Joey Manta, a speed skater, confirmed that the organizers were prepping for athletes to get physical even after their events. Marcus Nyman, a judoka in the men's kilogram division from Sweden, said he got 10 matches on Tinder in the first day or so after he arrived in Rio. As the Winter Games are set to draw to a close, it seems that sport isn't the only thing on athletes' minds with some looking to hook up with fellow Olympians.