Athletes are using apps like Tinder as they look to escape the pressures of competition inside the Olympic Village.
Profiles from athletes of nearly every sport can be found on Tinder with updates like "Got plenty of time to kill," or "Looking for fun in Rio!
“And I know the Brazilian people, renowned for their passion, will deliver a memorable Games.
“I wish all our athletes every success and I am positive they will do the country proud,” said OCI President and IOC Executive Board Member Pat Hickey.
And most of all, while Pheidippides’ run following the Greek victory at the battle of Marathon gets all the glory, today we also commemorate in the Olympic Games the tenacious if less celebrated efforts of an unnamed Achaean soldier after the Battle of 50 Kilometer Race Walk.
Alright, I’ll just say it: Some Olympic events are better than others. And I wanted to figure out which are really the best.
Tinder, which allows users to swipe right on a profile picture to approve and left to reject, is among the most widely used in the growing market that includes Grindr, Hinge and others.The full team is as follows: Athletics Robert Heffernan - 50km and 20km men’s race walk Brendan Boyce - 50km and 20km men’s race walk Alex Wright - 50km and 20km men’s race walk Lizzie Lee - women’s marathon Fionnuala Mc Cormack - women’s marathon and 10,000m Breege Connolly - women’s marathon Mick Clohisey - men’s marathon Paul Pollock - men’s marathon Kevin Seaward - men’s marathon Mark English - men’s 800m Thomas Barr - men’s 400m hurdles Ciara Everard - women’s 800m Ciara Mageean - women’s 1,500m Kerry O’Flaherty - women’s 3,000m steeplechase Michelle Finn - women’s 3,000m steeplechase Sara Treacy - women’s 3,000m steeplechase Tori Pena - women’s pole vault Badminton Scott Evans - men’s singles Chloe Magee - women’s singles Boxing Michael Conlan - men’s 56kg Paddy Barnes - men’s 49kg Joe Ward - men’s 81kg Stephen Donnelly - men’s 69kg Brendan Irvine - men’s 52kg David Oliver Joyce - men’s 60kg Katie Taylor - women’s 60Kg Michael O’Reilly - men’s 75kg Cycling Dan Martin - men’s road race Nicholas Roche - men’s road race Shannon Mc Curley - women’s keirin Equestrian eventing, dressage and jumping Equestrian eventing Clare Abbott with Euro Prince Jonty Evans with Cooley Rorke’s Drift Mark Kyle with Jemilla Padraig Mc Carthy with either Simon Porloe or Bernadette Utopia Travelling reserve: Camilla Speirs with Portersize Just A Jiff (HSI Financed) Equestrian dressage Judy Reynolds with Vancouver K Equestrian jumping Greg Broderick with MHS Going Global Golf Padraig Harrington - men’s golf Seamus Power - men’s golf Leona Maguire - women’s golf Stephanie Meadow - women’s golf Gymnastics Kieran Behan - artistic gymnastics all-around Ellis O’Reilly - artistic gymnastics all-around Hockey Jonny Bell Chris Cargo Peter Caruth Mitch Darling Paul Gleghorne Kyle Good Ronan Gormley David Harte (captain) Conor Harte John Jackson John Jermyn Eugene Magee Shane O’Donoghue Alan Sothern Kirk Shimmins Michael Watt Reserves Tim Cockram Michael Robson David Fitzgerald Modern pentathlon Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe Natalya Coyle Rowing Sinead Lynch - women’s lightweight double sculls Claire Lambe - women’s lightweight double sculls Paul O’Donovan - men’s lightweight double sculls Gary O’Donovan - men’s lightweight double sculls Sanita Puspure - women’s single sculls Sailing Annalise Murphy - Laser Radial Finn Lynch - Laser Ryan Seaton - 49er Matt Mc Govern - 49er Andrea Brewster - 49er FX Saskia Tidey - 49er FX Swimming and diving Fiona Doyle - women’s 100m and 200m breaststroke Oliver Dingley - men’s 3m springboard diving Nicholas Quinn - men’s 100m and 200m breaststroke Shane Ryan - men’s 100m backstroke; 50m and 100m freestyle Triathlon Aileen Reid - women’s triathlon Bryan Keane - men’s triathlon And below is the full schedule of when Irish athletes will compete: SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH 12.30 Rowing Women’s single sculls - Sanita Puspure Men’s cycling road race, Dan Martin and Nicholas Roche the Irish riders, course should suit Dan Martin who could win a medal. Gymnastics Men’s individual starts, will include Kieran Behan Hockey India v Ireland Boxing 49kg preliminaries start which will include Paddy Barnes.The race Herodotus presumably called “βμχ” is now honored with the Olympic event of bicycle motocross racing.Who could forget the ancient story of Achilles gaining victory over the Trojan Prince Hector in a particularly devastating table tennis bout.We expect the list to grow, as more athletes are revealed to be out (our original list on July 11 had 27 names).This often occurs on team sports in Europe or in lesser-know sports where athletes are out but haven't gotten much publicity.The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio has a record number of publicly out lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes.Outsports and Olympic and LGBT historian Tony Scupham-Bilton have identified at least 55 out athletes who are competing, as well as three coaches.I wasn’t totally concerned with weight class differences in combat events." More than 55,000 matchups later, including at least 900 for each event, we have our win percentages: Of the big three groupings — track and field events, swimming and gymnastics — swimming comes out on top when the win percentages of its events are consolidated into an average, but track and field has the most beloved events of all.Ireland will have its largest delegation of athletes since 1948 at the Olympics next month after the Olympic Council of Ireland today confirmed the 77 athletes who will travel.The team – of which 26 are women – will compete across 13 sports in Rio.Tinder spokeswoman Rosette Pambakian said usage has skyrocketed in Rio de Janeiro.