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U.S. gold medalist deleted Tinder to focus on Olympics

Tales of Olympic debauchery are nothing new. Two years ago, a piece published in ESPN the Magazine's body issue had U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo talking about the promiscuity that tends to occupy the Olympic village.

U.S. gold medalist deleted Tinder to focus on Olympics

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Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Women´s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Tales of Olympic debauchery are nothing new. Two years ago, a piece published in ESPN the Magazine's body issue had U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo talking about the promiscuity that tends to occupy the Olympic village.

I've seen people having sex right out in the open. On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty.

The piece also revealed that, for the 2000 Games in Sydney, Olympic officials ordered 70,000 condoms to be made available in the Olympic Village. They ran out and had to rush order 20,000 more. Now, apparently, 100,000 condoms is the normal order for the athletes.

Now, U.S. Olympian Jamie Anderson—who won gold in Women's Slopestyle back on February 9th—says that all of the athletes are up on Tinder and that the app got so distracting that she deleted her account to focus on her events.

"Tinder!" Anderson told Us with a laugh about the dating app. "Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level. It's all athletes! In the mountain village it's all athletes. It's hilarious. There are some cuties on there." 

Anderson eventually had to remind herself, however, to focus on the real prize and put her love life on hold. "There was a point where I had to be like OK, this is way too distracting," she said of using Tinder. "I deleted my account to focus on the Olympics. [Us Weekly]

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