How to follow the Olympics on TwitterOn February 11, 2018 by Lucius
Though we’re just a few days into the 2018 Winter Games, it’s possible you’re already suffering from Olympics whiplash.
Signs of Olympics whiplash include:
Devotion to your country’s team.
Regular googling of the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea
A strong need to keep up with multiple concurrent events, despite the disheartening truth that it’s impossible to see every event in real time
We feel you. We’re Olympics obsessives, but we’re also normal non-athletes who have to eat, sleep, and (occasionally) get some work done. Gluing ourselves to a live feed from Pyeongchang just won’t do.
Instead, we’re keeping up with the Winter Games the way we do everything else: through Twitter. Our favorite channels, below:
The official account of the International Olympic Committee, @Olympics shares event videos, photos, and updates, plus quotes from winning athletes.
Follow for a regular stream of medal standings updates, plus information on how to watch events live.
U.S. Olympic Team, @TeamUSA
…Or follow the Olympic team account for the country of your choice!
For Team USA updates, follow for photos from the ground, event coverage, links to athlete profiles, and a very special shout-out to Mr. T.
For video from big moments, NBC has you covered. From Russian figure skater Yevgenia Medvedeva’s astonishing short program performance to Team USA luger Chris Mazder’s silver-medal winning race, @NBColympics has the clips of the moments you’ll want to see, plus streaming links for when you want more.
Saturday Night Live‘s Leslie Jones’s off-the-cuff, hilarious live updates have earned her a reputation as the unofficial queen of Olympics live event coverage. Just as she did for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, Jones will join NBC in Pyeongchang this year for on-the-ground coverage. And though she isn’t in South Korea yet, she’s been live-tweeting all weekend.
Twitter’s verified list of, well … verified accounts covering the Winter Games is full of athletes and team accounts. If you’re too busy to curate for yourself, simply subscribe for updates from more than 100 accounts.
Ok everybody, rest up. We’ve got an exciting two weeks ahead of us.