Who Is Live Tweeting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi?
By Rita Arens on February 07, 2014
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One of my favorite things about Twitter is following my stream during live events. You know things are getting good when the tweetstream moves so fast you can't even read it -- POWPOWPOW. This year, I'm psyched to bring all my friends along with me as I watch the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
With every session of the Olympic Games, social media evolves. This year there will be more official tweeting than ever before. Here are the big names to follow:
- The Olympics
- NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games
- The U.S. Olympic team
- Sochi 2014
- NPR's coverage of the Olympic Games
- Twitter's list of verified Olympians
Want a more personal take? Here are some important voices to follow this Olympic season.
- Pretty Tough blogger and author Jane Schonberger
- Caitlin Cahow, Olympic medalist and member of the 2014 U.S. delegation to Sochi, LGBT
- Billie Jean King, Olympic medalist and member of the 2014 U.S. delegation to Sochi, LGBT
- Brian Boitano, Olympic medalist and member of the 2014 U.S. delegation to Sochi, LGBT
- Michael McFaul, U.S. ambassador to Russia and member of 2014 U.S. delegation to Sochi
- Jeremy Tan, Canadian figure skater who is also hilarious on Twitter
- Shaun White, Olympic medalist U.S. snowboarder who tweets pictures of his black eyes and him eating fast food on the way to the X-Games -- also fun that his only Twitter descriptor is snowboarder/skateboarder
- John Shuster, Olympic medalist U.S. curler
- Lolo Jones, she was an Olympic hurdler in the summer games, and she just made the U.S. bobsledding team for the winter
- Kate Hansen, U.S. luge team member
- Mikaela Shiffrin, U.S. alpine skier
- Julia Mancuso, Olympic medalist alpine ski racer and resident U.S. badass on Twitter
- BlogHer Editor in Chief Stacy Morrison, who will be live-tweeting the opening ceremony
To make sure you're watching along with your favorite tweeters, check out Health & NaBloPoMo Section Editor Melissa Ford's printable 2014 Olympic Games schedule.
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