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Tinder Reveal The Most Popular Sports Within Rio's Olympic Village

Tinder Reveal The Most Popular Sports Within Rio's Olympic Village
By Gavin Cooney
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Ahead of the Olympics, one of the stories you are guaranteed to read concerns the number of condoms supplied to the athletes in the Olympic village. This is mainly because the Olympians' quarters has become a byword for untrammeled debauchery among the wider public, a steamy morass of group sex and sexual infamy. The lid was lifted to allow the rest of the world peer in by this sensational piece in ESPN magazine ahead of London 2012. 

Tinder have today released the stats they've collated during Rio 2016 (that's right, Tinder appear to collect information, who knew) and ranked the sports who produced the highest number of swipes to the right. Here are the results, beginning with the men, and a very good return for practitioners of judo, the sport at which Pat Hickey first made his name:


  1. Tennis
  2. Weightlifting
  3. Gymnastics
  4. Sport Shooting
  5. Judo
  6. Boxing

There was considerable deviation with women:


  1. Table Tennis
  2. Hockey
  3. Rowing
  4. Weightlifting
  5. Rugby
  6. Swimming

There you go then.

How did they do it? They compiled the data based on what athletes in the Village put in their bio in the period between the opening and closing ceremonies, such as "Professional swimmer"or "Fastest man on the planet". The lack of athletics in the top fives suggests that nobody is impressed by speed.

[Digital Spy]

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