Olympic athletes are a horny bunch. That’s not an opinion: it’s a fact.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics alone, an incredible 450,000 condoms were handed out to some 10,5000 competitors. That’s 42 condoms per athlete. It’s also a lot of sex.
It has been a similar story at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, where 110,000 rubber “johnnies” were passed out to a pool of some 2,000 athletes. That’s roughly 50 condoms per person. Wow.
The bottom line is this: Olympians are having a lot of sex and anyone who disagrees is living in denial. As if further proof were required, the team behind the popular Instagram account @sportsswipe may have just provided it.
To the uninformed: the @sportsswipe account was first set up to showcase the Tinder profiles of the various athletes at the summer Olympics of 2016, all of whmo were single and ready to mingle.
The account chronicled the Tinder profiles of both men and women competing at the Games. They’re toned, physically impressive specimens and it would appear that a fair few of them seem to have worked up a pretty neat side line in smooth-talk as well.
Now, keen to get in the spirit of the Pyeongchang Games, @sportsswipe has set up a spin-off account. It’s called @tinderpyeongchang and it’s the perfect collection of Tinder profiles from some of the biggest and most striking sports people competing in the Winter OIympics.
All of these competitors are single and looking for love or at least some fun online. A lot of them seem to be kitted out in lycra too.
They may even be up for hooking up with some normal folk, though you would imagine that professional athletes tend to favour things like stamina and fitness – and that’s not supposed to be a reference to anything sleazy, before you ask.
The Instagram account is likely to attract plenty in the way of controversy for its shameless objectification of Olympic athletes – but at least it gives equal attention to both male and female singletons.
And it’s not the first time the picture-based social media platform has come under fire for this sort of thing. Police Muscle is another Instagram account set up to showcase some of the most impressive physical specimens operating on the right side of the law.
Welcome to social media in 2018, people.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.