It’s winter in Russia and with the world moving into Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Games we’re certainly better placed than ever to keep across what’s happening than ever before. Here’s a quick look at some of the ways you can keep in touch and even particpate in your own competitive way to the 2014 Winter Olympic fever.
In 2014 it’s hard to ignore the hype around a global event like the Winter Olympics even though here in Australia they are nothing on the scale of a “Summer” Olympic Games. Social media plays a huge role in that, with the Australian Olympic Team overall having their own Twitter account and Facebook page you can follow, along with almost every Aussie athlete competing.
Australia has sent our largest team of athletes ever and the best way to follow them on social media is to check their profile page on the Australian Olympic Team website and follow the links to each of them.
Some of our top contenders are online too however given the hysteria around social media and its impact on athletes we’re not too sure if they’ll be too active until competition is over. Chumpy Pullin @chumpypullin, Dale Begg Smith @DaleBeggSmith85, Russ Henshaw @RussHenshaw, Lydia Lassila @LydiaLassila, Scotty James @scottyjames31, Anna Segal @AnnaSegal, and Torah Bright @TorahBright.
Of course the dramas around the construction at the venues has sparked a bit of fun on twitter as well – the @SochiProblems account documents some of the amazing stuff that is just “not quite done” on the ground in Sochi.
— Sochi Problems (@SochiProblems) February 4, 2014
When it comes to coverage the Ten Network has the rights across Australia and they’re putting a lot of effort into the coverage both on-air and online. They have an App for live streaming as well as loads of additional information from the event. Some of their team on the ground in Sochi are well worth a follow on twitter too – like Steven Bradbury @SteveBradbury73 and Magdelena Roze @Magdalena_Roze.
Back in my day, and showing just how far the world has come, technology has come and perhaps even the Winter Games have come – there was just one game to play – “Winter Games”. I’m not sure Barrell Jump ever made it into the games, but if it did I’d watch it. However today you don’t need to ruin your joystick on the run-up, you can play plenty of games right on your mobile phone or tablet.
Line Rider iRide on iTunes