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Snowboarder Alexey Sobolev posts cell phone number on helmet


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Here's hoping Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev has unlimited texting on his phone.

Sobolev competed in slopestyle qualifying on Thursday with his cellphone number written on his helmet. It was his idea of trying to get through what he called the boredom of the athletes' village on the mountain. Sobolev says he has received more than 2,000 texts since then.

After practice on Friday, he said most of the messages he has received are wishing him well in the Olympics.

"Most of the messages are good luck messages and messages from the girls," Sobolev said. "Some of the messages are not appropriate to read aloud."

Olympic rules prevent Sobolev from competing with his number on his helmet in the finals on Saturday. As far as he's concerned, his mission is already accomplished: "Everyone already knows my number."

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robert.hall49 February 09 2014 at 3:02 AM

That is one way to make the Olympics pay off on meeting girls. Just hope he doesn't try to date like a 100 of them.

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justworkinggirl February 09 2014 at 1:53 AM

I see an Anthony Weiner scandal in this young man's future LOL

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bob February 09 2014 at 12:27 AM

I heard they weren't even going to drug test any of the snowboarding event participants its a waste of money lol

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chrisinxs February 08 2014 at 9:40 PM

So funny! Love it!

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Carole February 08 2014 at 5:32 PM

That's a guy for you!

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ted.samm February 08 2014 at 4:01 PM

This is a must see. Google the term CRAZY RICH CASH and go to the top site. Click on the PENNY STOCK page and see what the rich are hiding this time.

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Judith February 08 2014 at 3:03 PM

And all 2000+ were hacked by Russian officials! LOL

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Patrick February 08 2014 at 2:49 PM

Gotta say...smart guy.

What I wonder is...

What "Olympic rules"say that you can't have your cell number on your helmet??

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Inventor February 08 2014 at 3:37 PM

THe Olymics have lots of rules about what you can and cannot have on yor uniform and equipment, It mostly deals with corporate sponsorship type things, which are forbidden.

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waynefdurr February 08 2014 at 2:49 PM

THAT RUSSIAN SNOWBOADER IS MY HERO ,POSTING HIS CELL # SO GIRLS CAN TEXT HIM. MARVELOUS IDEA !

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flip33732 February 08 2014 at 2:19 PM

Brilliant,just brilliant I tell you ! The man has a career in marketing when he hurts himself on that slopestyle course

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