Gold-Winning Snowboarder: 'Tinder in the Olympic Village Is Next Level'

There's another competition going on in Sochi, and it's not on the slopes.
More
Reuters

On Sunday, the American snowboarder Jamie Anderson won gold in Sochi's Women's Slopestyle event. The 23-year-old attributes her big win not just to hard work and mental focus, but also to ... meditation. And yoga. And candles. And dance sessions set to Nas.

Oh, and to one more thing, too: turning off her Tinder

Yep. The mobile hookup app—which connects people for dates or whatever else based on their geographical proximity to each other—has been, it seems, something of a distraction to the Olympians who have found themselves packed together on the shores of the Black Sea. Or, as Anderson told US Weekly: "Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level." Which makes sense, of course: All those people, in peak condition. And also: all that pressure. All that celebration. All that consolation. "It's all athletes!" Anderson says. "In the mountain village it's all athletes. It's hilarious. There are some cuties on there." 

Yet the Olympic Village competition is probably best saved for after Olympic competition itself. "There was a point where I had to be like, OK, this is way too distracting," Anderson says. So "I deleted my account to focus on the Olympics."

Via US Weekly; hat tip Chris Heller 

Jump to comments
Presented by

Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic. She was formerly an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she wrote about innovations in the media.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?

How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

Video

Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

Video

What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

Writers

Up
Down

More in Technology

Just In