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25 Athletes to Follow on Twitter During the 2014 Winter Olympics

by: Esteban On  Wednesday, February 5, 2014

athletes to follow on twitter during 2014 winter olypics

The 2014 Winter Olympics get underway tomorrow. That’s right, tomorrow. You probably thought they started Friday because the opening ceremony is Friday, but there are several figure skating, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding events that actually begin on Thursday. 

In any case, if you’re as pumped as I am for the Games, then chances are traditional media sources aren’t going to cut it. Thus, you’ll want look elsewhere to satiate your thirst for Olympic knowledge. And the good news there is that just about every athlete competing in Sochi over the next 18 days is on Twitter. All you have to do is follow the right ones you’ll get an awesome inside look at what it’s like to actually be there.

So who are the right ones? Well obviously that’s ultimately up to you to decide. But I’ve got some suggestions to help you get started. Take a look.

 

25. Mikaela Shiffrin

mikaela shiffrin - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@MikaelaShiffrin

Country: USA

Event: alpine skiing

At just 18 years of age, Mikaela is obviously making her Olympic debut at Sochi.

 

24. Kelli Stack

kelli stack - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@kstack16

Country: USA

Event: hockey

If you want to see what the women’s ice hockey players are up to in Sochi, Kelli’s Twitter feed is a good place to start.

 

23. Jonathan Quick

jonathan quick - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@JonathanQuick32

Country: USA

Event: hockey

Jonathan Quick isn’t the most prolific tweeter, but then very few NHLers are—at least not during the season. If you want to follow men’s hockey (in English), he might be your best bet.

 

22. Jessie Vetter

jessie vetter - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@Vetter31

Country: USA

Event: hockey

All I want to know is, where is goalie world, and how do I get there?

 

21. Shani Davis

shani davis - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@ShaniDavis

Country: USA

Event: speed skating

This will be Shani’s third Olympics. Follow him while he looks to make it three straight golds in the 1000m.

 

20. Holly Brooks

holly brooks - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@brooksha1

Country: USA

Event: cross country skiing

Want and inside look at life in the Olympic Village? Holly is the person to follow.

 

19. Eddy Alvarez

eddy alvarez - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@eddyalvarez90

Country: USA

Event: short track speed skating

Eddy is totally pumped to be at the Olympics. His Twitter feed should be pretty fun for the next couple of weeks.

 

18. Hannah Teter

hannah teter - 2014 winter olympians to follow on twitter

@hannahteter

Country: USA

Event: snowboard halfpipe

After winning gold eight years ago in Turin, Teter had to settle for silver in Vancouver. Regardless of her finish in Sochi, however, it looks like you can expect some pretty awesome pics from her via Twitter.

 

17. Charles Hamelin

charles hamlin - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@Speedskater01

Country: Canada

Event: short track speed skating

Hey, why not learn a little French? Two-time gold medalist Charles Hamelin is a bi-lingual tweeter as well as a classy guy.

 

16. Arielle Gold

arielle gold - 2014 winter olympians to follow on twitter

@arielletgold

Country: USA

Event: snowboard halfpipe

Seems like it was yesterday? That’s because it practically was. Arielle Gold is just 17. Follow her if you’re looking to see the Olympics through the eyes of a teenage girl.

 

15. Bobby Brown

bobby brown - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@Bobby_Brown1

Country: USA

Event: slopestyle skiing

You simply can’t go wrong following any of the snowboarders or freestyle skiers. These people know how to have fun.

 

14. Tim Randall

tim randall - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@TimRandall86

Country: Canada

Event: bobsled

Randall and his teammates on the Canadian bobsled squad have some epic beards that have become minor social media celebrities. Follow him because, man, who doesn’t love a good beard?

 

13. Sage Kotsenberg

sage kotsenburg - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@sagekotsenburg

Country: USA

Event: slopestyle snowboarding

They’re saying the slopestyle course in Sochi is pretty treacherous. Shaun White had to withdraw from the competition because he was afraid he’d get hurt and ruin his chance at a third straight gold in snowboard halfpipe. But Sage Kotsenberg? He’s not impressed. 

 

12. Bode Miller

bode miller - 2014 winter olympians to follow on twitter

@MillerBode

Country: USA

Event: alpine skiing

Bode Miller is making his fifth appearance at the Olympics this year. However, as you can tell, the guy still keeps it real.

 

11. Curtis Tomasevicz

curtis tomasevicz - 2014 winter olympians to follow on twitter

@ctomasevicz

Country: USA

Event: bobsled

Curtis Tomasevicz is all kinds of interesting. Dude played football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, has a bachelor and master’s of electrical engineering, and he’s looking to make it two straight gold medals in the four-man bobsled for Team USA.

 

10. Amanda Kessel

amanda kessel - 2014 winter olympians to follow on twitter

@AmandaKessel8

Country: USA

Event: hockey

That’s right, it’s Phil Kesssel’s little sister. She’s been giving us a nice look at what it’s been like in the Athlete’s Village this week.

 

9. Joss Christensen

joss christensen - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@josschristensen

Country: USA

Event: slopestyle skiing

Like I said, you can’t go wrong with freestyle skiers or snowboarders. They alway keep it real.

 

8. Annalisa Drew

anna drew - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@ANNA_DREW_

Country: USA

Event: slopestyle skiing

Some olympians pretty much just hand their Twitter feed over to their sponsors (not that I blame them, ’cause we all have to pay the bills), but Anna Drew keeps things personal.

 

7. Nick Goepper

nick goepper - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@NickGoepper

Country: USA

Event: slopestyle skiing

You don’t think this guy can’t believe he’s actually skiing at the winter olympics? Nick grew up in INDIANA.  

 

6. Keri Herman

keri herman - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@KeriHerman

Country: USA

Event: slopestyle skiing

Who doesn’t love a talented and attractive woman with a great sense of humor?

 

5. Shaun White

shaun white - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@shaun_white

Country: USA

Event: snowboard halfpipe

He’s one of the most famous athletes at the Winter Games, but Shaun White keeps his Twitter feed fresh and personal.

 

4. Belle Brockhoff

belle brockhoff - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@bellebrockhoff

Country: Australia

Event: snowboarding

Belle Brockhoff is openly gay and has been critical of the Russian laws outlawing so-called gay propaganda. She recently admitted that she has no plans to protest or anything during the games for fear of it somehow ruining her chance to compete, but it will still be interesting to see what she has to say on Twitter.

 

3. Kate Hansen

kate hansen - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@k8ertotz

Country: USA

Event: luge

Meet Kate Hansen, your new favorite luger.

 

2. Gus Kenworthy

gus kenworthy - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@guskenworthy

Country: USA

Event: slopestyle skiing

Anyone who burns his buddy by going on Twitter and comparing him to Sloth from Goonies is okay in my book.

 

1. Lolo Jones

lolo jones - 2014 winter olympic athletes to follow

@lolojones

Country: USA

Event: bobsled

Now Lolo Jones is a Winter Olympian, too, and she’s still getting ragged on by the press—despite being ripped, talented, and hilarious athlete. She’s one athlete you’re crazy not to follow during the Olympics, which is why I put her at numero uno.

 




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