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Monday, December 22, 2014

Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds Using eBay to Auction Advertising Space on Body

Olympic runner Nick Symmonds is offering people the chance to advertise their Twitter handles on his body through a temporary tattoo. Symmonds was a member of the 2008 U.S. Track and Field team and is currently ranked first in the country in the 800 meters. He’s looking for sponsors and using eBay to auction advertising space on his body.

As part of the agreement, Symmonds will wear a temporary tattoo on his left shoulder of the winning bidder’s Twitter name during every event in which he participates. He’s also offering to tweet a monthly message of support for the auction winner. The only catch is that the winning bidder’s Twitter name cannot conflict with existing Olympics team sponsors.

Symmonds’ schedule has eight events, including the Olympic Games in London. There have already been over 44 bids placed, and the price is over $1,500.

Let’s just hope the winning bid doesn’t end up being a dud like this one.

Note: This post also appeared at Medal Detector



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