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Tabloid claims global Grindr outage caused by overactive Olympic athletes

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  1. Spanner1960 22 Jul 2012, 2:44pm

    I suppose we can expect Soho, Hampstead and the saunas to be heaving in the next few weeks with foreigners all trying to get their rocks off?

    1. Suddenly Last Bummer 26 Jul 2012, 11:19pm

      Well hopefully yeah.

  2. Grindr press release faithfully reprinted.
    Well done!

  3. many of the athletes come from countries where people just don’t come out. I’m not surprised that some of them resort to using grindr

  4. ““I know it was ­frustrating. I was ­frustrated myself.”

    I’ll comment when I stop laughing!


  5. This shows that there are much more than 14 gay athletes coming to the Olympics; and that sport is still one of the most homophobic areas of human activity.

    1. It doesnt show anything Carl. It’s not true. It’s just an excuse for an advert for grindr.

    2. Umm no – it shows that some companies will say anything and some customers will believe anything

  6. Scott Bodenheimer 22 Jul 2012, 4:06pm

    Your article needs to include a link – an actual URL that works (not just a mention of the paper) to the original story, especially since you were not the journalist that broke this news.

  7. So many, many, many more than 14 LGBT athletes one would suspect?

    1. No. This story is just a press release. Unless half the population of the world just arrived and logged onto Grindr. It’s just a cheap ad for Grindr.

  8. What a coincidence. A nice big advert for Grindr just as the man who runs it is in London. And with a big picture of their App logo. That must be a help with getting advertising musnt it… If anyone believes this story they must be mad.

  9. As expected, the mainstream media have ignored this morning’s IOC protest in London.

    Will be interesting to see if there are any asylum claims by athletes from homophobic countries.

  10. So the CEO of Grindr feels “disconnected” if he can’t log on to Grindr.

    What a sad twat.

  11. Isn’t it possible that the outage was caused by lots of local gay guys logging on in the hope of bagging one of the 14 gay Olympians rather than lots of Olympians logging on?

    1. Doubt it. Given the volume that are on grindr usually.

  12. Maybe blaming the down time of Grindr on an influx of a large number of GB Olympians seeking connections is a bit over the top.
    We must agree that there is absolutely no way that out of 12,000 or more athletes that only 14 are LGBTQ.
    Even taking the conservative estimate of 5%, there should be over 600.

  13. You wouldn’t believe all the closeted gay attendees logging on in D..C during the last AIPAC Convention — the American right-wing pro-Israeli lobby. Most of them were married Orthodox Jewish men. So ironic!

  14. Like many I am smiling at this!

    14 known out athletes! downed the app? couldn’t it just have been a glitch?

    If of course this essential public service “was” downed by demand… perhaps the tabloids erred by overlooked the “in the closet” athletes trainers or officials those from many countries or homelands with repressive regimes! Then again there are the tourist there to participate in the activities

  15. A lot of athletes/trainers/ etc etc who come from more repressed cultures must think they have landed, right side up, in the honey pot, and I don’t blame them.

    1. How on earth would they have heard about Grindr in all those obscure places?

      No, statistically implausible, nay, impossible:- just a cheap, dishonest and, dare I say, squalid piece of PR, and only true in all our wet dreams (though I must confess here to having bagged a 6′ 4″ finely toned swimmer with curly blond locks who competed in the New Zealand Olympic squad several years ago – sigh…).

      1. …truth be told it was really several Olympics ago.

        Double sigh…

      2. easy if you search the word “gay” in the app store it grindr is one of the first apps that pop up.

      3. Grindr is available in many many countries and is known worrld
        wide. For many gay men it is literally the only option for gettin sex other than going to clubs, which for these athletes and trainers and managers would probably be out of the question.

        Pakistan and Kenya ranked highest in world wide gay porn searches, I wouldn’t be suprised if this is true because many of these people may have heard or used grindr, and when you’re in a foreign country like the UK, at the olympics, you’re going
        to want to get laid. Could be a PR gimmick, but does grindr really need the publicly? I’m sure most people on this page have used or at least heard of it by now!

  16. Are you all mad? This is a press release!!

  17. LOL this doesn’t necessarily mean its the Athletes responsible. It could also be some of the 1million expected spectators?

  18. This is clearly not true and just a cheap way of pink news pleasing one of it’s advertisers. I expected better.

  19. Anti Widecome 23 Jul 2012, 11:59am

    “I know it was ­frustrating. I was ­frustrated myself. I also rely on Grindr in my day-to-day personal life. It made me feel disconnected.”
    Day-to-day?! That’s quite a turn around!

  20. Christopher 23 Jul 2012, 12:28pm

    Girls just wanna have fun.

    – Cyndi Lauper

  21. I love this story. Pure fiction, but such fun. And an infinitely more imaginitive way of making people realise that sportsmen and women can be gay too than a gaggle of humourless placard wavers.

    The ‘frustrated’ quote was a laugh too. If only there was an ap for Nadine Dorries.

  22. Sadly most of these athletes would have been closeted because of that all important sponsorship!

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