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There are some cuties on there. Launched in late , the Tinder app sorts users by location and then allows them to scan through photos to set up private text communications.
And with nearly 3, athletes competing in Sochi, the Tinder dating pool is considerable and the temptation to spend hours scanning all those buff cuties is omnipresent. Which is exactly the reason why Anderson, 23, said she deleted the app in the days before her event.
So far, steering clear of Tinder appears to have worked for Anderson: She collected a gold medal in the women's slopestyle snowboard event on Sunday. The athlete declined to say whether she'd reload the app now that she's finished her event. Other athletes with their eyes on the prize forced themselves to make that pre-emptive dating strike: This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way.
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Open this photo in gallery: Published February 13, Updated May 11, The village is secluded among the misty lush mountains of Rio's west borough with only a few shopping centers and high-rise towers are nearby. Olympic organizers have noticed.
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Some , condoms have been allocated for athletes, more than three times as many as in London. Countries' committees do not seem too concerned with athletes sparking romance off stage. Though there is tight security, Australian teams "are free to use" Tinder and other apps, committee spokesman Mike Tancred said.
On Tinder, there are plenty of athlete profiles to choose from. Many updated their status to reflect they are in Rio with a photo of them shirtless or in a bikini next to the pool or a beach. Yemi Apithy, a year-old French-Beninese fencer, said he used Tinder "just for distraction. KFC Indonesia's ' budayabeberes' campaign draws mixed reaction.
Away from the games, some Olympians are looking for a different kind of match.
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