Grindr’s Olympic Statistics Reveal Who Was Getting The Most Action In Rio

The app's data doesn't reveal any identifying information on athletes, but offers some interesting insights.

An interactive map published by Grindr shows the incredible amount of “chatting” that was going on in Rio during the Olympics earlier this month.

The Daily Beast was heavily criticized for potentially outing closeted athletes in a piece about Grindr usage at the Games.

But Grindr’s statistics don’t include any identifying factors.

According to their numbers, a whopping 38,000 people from 109 nations were using Grindr in the Olympic village, racking up an impressive 14 million messages during the two-week period.

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An interactive map allows you to hover over different countries to find out which nationalities were talking to each other most. A medal breakdown shows who had the most guys in attendance, who sent the most daily messages and who sent the most images.

As expected, Brazil, the United States, and the UK were the most active. But interestingly enough, athletes from countries with anti-LGBT legislation were also very active.

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On average, users from Qatar, where homosexuality is technically punishable by death, ranked high in sending messages and images. Users from Russia were also the most contacted.

The most favorited? Poland.

Check out the full interactive map at Grindr.com/Olympics.

Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.
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