2000 drug tests conducted so far at Rio Olympics

Brazil's national security force officers are working to apprehend those responsible for the attack

AWAY from the Games, some Olympians are looking for a different kind of match.

Brazilian police arrested 22-year-old boxer Jonas Junius, who was the flag bearer for the Namibian national team on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a room maid in the Olympic village, organisers confirmed on Monday. Every athlete is giving his/her best for the coveted gold.

Since then, the market for hookup apps has only grown more popular.

Would U be using Tinder if you were in Rio right now??

In just a week since Olympics kicked off, Tinder usage has more than doubled in the Olympics Village. Matches in the Olympic Village have increased by 129 percent, Rosette Pambakian, VP of Global Communications & Branding at Tinder, said to the Associated Press.

"A lot of the athletes here are using this app", Swedish judoka Marcus Nyman told the news outlet, adding that he got about 10 matches on the app in the first day or so after he arrived in Rio.

The app is a flawless stepping stone for hook ups during the summer games with around 10,000 athletes living in a 31-building compound.

The popularity of mobile dating apps at the Olympics was a big story in London in 2012 and continued in Sochi in 2014.

As a matter of fact, I thought I would have to take more.

Later in July, Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, told RT that the anti-doping inquiry has been highly selective, saying "the athletes from other countries with a doping record have not been banned from the Olympics, while Russian athletes with previous records have been effectively banned from the Games".

"We did understand that they were distributing tickets to poorer folk and school kids, but we are still not seeing them at any of the venues", he said. Further, an Instagram account called Sportsswipe has been collecting screenshots of the verified Tinder accounts of various Olympic athletes. Many updated their status to reflect they are in Rio with a photo of them shirtless or in a bikini next to the pool or a beach.



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