Tinder love and devotion
You put a large number of fit, young, attractive, talented people in one place and there is bound to be some sexual tension. According to The Australian, all the romantic action at the Winter Olympics is happening not in the dubious living quarters of Sochi but rather on dating app Tinder, which experienced a 400 per cent increase of day-to-day users in Sochi since the games started.
US women’s snowboard gold medalist Jamie Anderson told the paper that “Tinder in the Olympic village is the next level. It’s all athletes. There are some cuties on there.”
Meanwhile, US skier Gus Kentworthy admitted that checking Tinder was “the first thing people did when we got to the village.”
All I want is to convince my phone that I am in Sochi to see if any Olympians want to hook up via Tinder. That can’t be too much to ask.
— Fred Banklin (@Doofendoofer) February 19, 2014
Some clever folks tracked down the most-liked profiles on the dating app and they turned up some interesting results, including Australia’s own silver medalist David Morris. Take a look at the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes of Sochi:
It’s not what’s missing…
When the world’s finest sportspeople head home from Sochi and the 2014 Winter Olympics are all over, incredibly talented paralympians from across the globe will only just be warming up.
To get the public excited for an event that is equally, if not more, mindblowing, the Canadian Paralympic Committee has released a powerful ad to push the message that it’s not about what’s missing, but what’s there. Prepare to be inspired.
In what is possibly the best Twitter hashtag of the Games (aside from the classic that is #SochiFail) people have been sharing their witty, hilarious and sometimes wildly inappropriate #SochiPickUpLines suggestions.
I’m seeing a skier, but it’s not binding. #SochiPickUpLines
— David Davidson (@rockskimmer) February 13, 2014
My hotel room hasn’t been built yet can we go to your place? #SochiPickupLines
— Eric Seifert (@seifert_eric) February 10, 2014
Hey girl did you fall from heaven or did your hotel floor cave in? #SochiPickUpLines
— Vegas Placek (@kyvegas00) February 15, 2014
Let me break the ice #SochiPickUpLines
— Bob Barlow (@osgood9) February 14, 2014
— John Wylie (@johnwylie) February 13, 2014
That last one is in reference to the first ever #SochiFail at the Opening Ceremony – the fifth Olympic ring spectacularly failing to light up: