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Winter Olympian Lifts The Lid On Olympic Village Shenanigans

Winter Olympian Lifts The Lid On Olympic Village Shenanigans
Arthur James O'Dea
By Arthur James O'Dea
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Exact details were not shared, but, a Winter Olympian ("competed in two events and attended several others") from the recent games in Pyeongchang opened up a Reddit Q & A with the promise of bearing all to those who cared to ask:

So here am I ready to answer some of your burning questions and give you an insider glimpse of the Olympic experience (Yes I will answer some of the controversial ones). I have chosen to remain anonymous and have submitted my Verification to the Mods.

Needless to say, he/she was true to their word.

It didn't take long for someone to ask the exact question that would be in everyone's top 5 regarding what really goes on in the Olympic village:

If anyone here has a GF/BF that was there at Olympic, high chances that they cheated. Personally knew athletes that cheated on their partners.


It was hardly made difficult for them either:

Everyone staying in the village got upgraded to Tinder gold for free.

Surprisingly a lot of the athletes shut their account down because ”NBC” had an Instagram page that exposed everyone. So most of the people you matched with were not in Korea and were using the passport feature to match with all the Olympians.

Running through their occasionally crippling doubts about what to do after the Olympics, and the farcical security system that was in place during the games, a persistent impersonator of North Korean leader Kim Jung Un brought some unwanted attention to himself:

[The North Korean team] absolutely hated him. He apparently tried to get close to their delegation, and their security detail tackled him.

With serious "shade" being directed toward the Russian athletes from their Canadian counterparts, those who enjoyed themselves the most tended to take things too far apparently:

On the last night, I went out to the only bar in PyeongChang, and it was packed!! The eastern Europeans and Americans were the hardest partiers.

Saw a few of them walking around piss drunk in the dining hall and harassing the staff there.

Running through some of his/her general impressions of other nations, how they behaved and one particular Swiss athlete who hung "around the rec center picking up chicks every night", it really does make for an interesting insight.

See Also: Spaniard Thinks He's World Champion, Finds Out He's Been Disqualified During TV Interview


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