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2000 messages crash Olympic snowboarder's Apple iPhone

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2000 messages crash Olympic snowboarder's Apple iPhone
Russian Olympic snowboarder Alexey Sobolev is now a firm believer in the theory that sometimes it is best not to get what you wish for. Sobolev posted his phone number on his helmet. Why? One report said that he did it because he was bored, but he obviously expected to get some female response. According to several published reports, the athlete received over 2000 messages that came in to his iPhone, including a number of nude photos.

Unfortunately, the number of messages he received made his iPhone go on strike. After telling Yahoo Sports that he was planning on calling the female admirers, it turned out that his phone had crashed making that option impossible at that moment. Luckily for Sobolev, his iPhone was only momentarily disgusted and did boot-up again, allowing him to brag to reporters covering the games.

The International Olympic Committee is probably made up of the same type of conservative old men that you would expect to see running such an august body, and they were simply not amused with Sobolev's self-promotion stunt. They forced him to cover up the number on his next run.

source: YahooSports, DailyMail via CNET

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posted on 09 Feb 2014, 15:02 8

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

One word: incongruous.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 15:53 3

2. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

Yep. You started with saying that he didn't get what he wished for, but at the end of the article... well, it sounds like he -did- enjoy what he wished for.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:11 4

3. SamDroid (unregistered)

Well that was desperate

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:12 1

4. clirim (Posts: 34; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)

he carried SAMSUNG S4 not an iphone.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 18:20 1

6. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Well i've checked all over the internet about this story, and it doesn't mention what kind of "phone" this 22 year old Russian was carrying... It is however known that Samsung gave every Olympian a Note 3, but asked them to cover up their iphone logo's during opening ceremony... But S4 I don't know, where's your reference.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:21 6

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 24930; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

2,000 messages, and several of them nude. Dudes got action, have fun yo.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 21:04

9. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

This man is officially my new hero.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 22:07

10. Libra1985 (Posts: 47; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


posted on 10 Feb 2014, 01:03

11. Droiderr (Posts: 35; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

this is what happens when you have the "Ipoop"

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