Desperate or Brilliant? Olympic Snowboarder Puts His Phone Number on His Helmet

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It seems like the athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics are almost as entertaining as the games themselves.

From busting through doors, getting stuck on elevators and pre-game Beyonce dancing, the athletes this year are anything but boring.

Take Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev for example. He competed at the big games with his cell phone number advertised on his helmet. Desperate or brilliant, we aren't sure but of course he was flooded with phone calls and text messages.

According to Yahoo Sports, the Olympian got over 2,000 nude text messages sent to him since advertising his digits on TV. Other than the sexting, he revealed most of the messages were good luck wishes to him. His phone got so overwhelmed with messages, it completely conked out on him. Luckily, his iPhone started up again after it had the chance to cool down.

"Yesterday, some guys from USA and Canada sent (text messages). Some girls sent me photos. But Russian girls: The best!" he said in an interview. Unfortunately, he didn't go home with a medal.

It must be really boring in Sochi though, eh? Alexey's "Call Me Maybe" game isn't the only matchmaking going on. American snowboarder Jamie Anderson recently revealed that she and the girls on her team like to play matchmakers at Olympic Village in Sochi.

Do you think Alexey putting his phone number on his helmet was desperate or brilliant?

Olympic Snowboarder Puts Phone Number on Helmet, Gets Thousands of Texts


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