Goddamn there are a lot of fools on this board.
THE NICK SYMMONDS AND PARIS HILTON THING IS ALL A HOAX.
Nick Symmonds did not go on a date with Paris Hilton.
Nick Symmonds has never met Paris Hilton.
Nick Symmonds has never even spoken to Paris Hilton.
Paris Hilton will not even be in the same hemisphere as Nick Symmonds during the trials. She will be in Brazil debuting her DJ skills at the Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo on the same day Nick races his 800m semifinal.
Paris does have a twitter account:
Nick's from Oregon. It would appear the Nick-Paris story is all made up, like everything else there.
Nick is nothing if not a saavy sports promoter. Case in point, the auctioning of space on his shoulder. He has been very vocal about his frustration with the avenues for income for professional track athletes. While I can't verify whether the date occurred, I do think Nick's primary goal with all of the Paris talk is to draw attention to the sport.