Grindr releases which countries used the app most at the Rio Olympics – without outing anyone

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Gay app Grindr has released some data on the usage of the app at the Rio Olympics, without outing anyone.

The app released the data showing that 38,000 users from 109 different countries.


Over the two weeks of the summer games, 14 million messages were sent between users in Rio.

But rather than outing individuals, as a now pulled Daily Beast article did, the data simply shows some interesting findings.

The website removed an article about Olympic athletes using hook-up apps following widespread criticism.

Some of the users of Grindr over the two weeks came from jurisdictions with anti-LGBT laws including Russia, the Middle East and Asia.

Unsurprisingly, Brazilians took to Grindr the most in the area, followed by US users and then those from the UK.

The Czech Republic shared the most pics per users, and Russians contacted the widest range of countries per guy, on average.

Polish people were favourited the most, and Americans messaged Brazilian users the most.

Check out the full data here, including interactive maps.

The Team GB women’s hockey team, including a married lesbian couple, won gold last weekend, making Olympic history. 

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh played in the match against the Netherlands this evening, becoming the first married lesbian couple to jointly win an Olympic gold medal.

Tom Daley who won a bronze medal with Daniel Good fellow earlier last week in the synchronised diving finals.

He previously voiced his concern after the diving pool at Rio 2016 which turned green was closed.

Pictures of the water in the diving pool led to a mass speculation as to the dramatic change in colour earlier this week.

Two runners from New Zealand and America made a lovely gesture to one another at the Rio,helping each other to the finish line after they both fell.

An Italian open water swimming star earlier became the first Italian Olympic athlete at the Rio 2016 games to publicly come out as gay with an inspirational message about acceptance.

A record number of out LGBT Olympians took to Rio this year to participate in the games, but none were from Team Italy.

Tom Bosworth – a race walker for Team GB – tweeted a photo of himself proposing to his boyfriend on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro earlier this week.

Bosworth and his boyfriend were the second gay couple to engaged at this year’s games, after a rugby sevens player was proposed to by her girlfriend.

At the weekend, a Brazilian judo champion came out publicly as gay in an interview during the Rio Olympics.