Jamie Anderson, Olympic Snowboarder: "Tinder in the Olympic Village Is Next Level"
It hasn't been all work and no play for Jamie Anderson at the 2014 Olympics. The 23-year-old American snowboarder shared with Us Weekly senior reporter Jennifer Peros on Monday, Feb. 10 how she and her fellow female athletes like to play matchmaker while chilling together in the Olympic Village in Sochi.
"Tinder!" Anderson told Us with a laugh about the dating app. "Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level. It's all athletes! In the mountain village it's all athletes. It's hilarious. There are some cuties on there."
Anderson eventually had to remind herself, however, to focus on the real prize and put her love life on hold. "There was a point where I had to be like OK, this is way too distracting," she said of using Tinder. "I deleted my account to focus on the Olympics."
Turning off Tinder ended up working in Anderson's favor -- at least in her career. She won the gold medal in Women's Slopestyle Event at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi on Sunday, Feb. 9.
Anderson told Us she was looking forward to celebrating her huge win back home with friends in Lake Tahoe, Calif.
"I can't wait to go out with all my girlfriends and dance," Anderson, a spokesperson for Olay Fresh Effects, shared. "There is nowhere to go out here! It's been too long. I'm excited to just go home and let everything sink in. It's been such a busy roller coaster. It's been one of the craziest seasons of my life . . . I am so thankful and fortunate that I got through it."
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