2000 messages crash Olympic snowboarder's Apple iPhone

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



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

One word: incongruous.

2. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

3. SamDroid unregistered

Well that was desperate

4. clirim

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

he carried SAMSUNG S4 not an iphone.

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31677; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

9. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

This man is officially my new hero.

10. Libra1985

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 26, 2011


11. Droiderr

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

this is what happens when you have the "Ipoop"

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