The Olympics on Twitter

January 7, 2010

So I finally talked Beth into joining Twitter, if really only so that she can add messages to the sidebar badge when we’re out at the Games. Her joining got me thinking about Twitter, and how useful of a tool it’s been for me in terms of following Olympic news. It’s been a good avenue for keeping up with official media releases, as well as first-hand updates from the athletes themselves.

Once the games start, I’m sure that its utility will only increase. It’s a great way for people to get the word out about events and updates in real time. However, one of the big drawbacks of Twitter is that its not always that easy to know who to follow…or even who has an account. So with that in mind, I suggest that you check out my Twitter List for all my Olympic follows at @scottdfraser/olympics. I think I've compliled a fairly decent list, but I'm sure I've missed a bunch. I always welcome suggestions! If you're looking for REALLY comprehensive lists, head over to @CTVOlympics/lists

If you're not into the bulk approach, below is a list of some of my favorites. Some post more than others, but they're all worth a follow leading up to the games!

Shamless Self Promotion
@scottdfraser - Me
@betzernicholls - Beth
@snowandscience - Ben

Official Media
@CTVOlympics – CTV Olympic Updates
@NBCOlympics - NBC Olympic Updates

Organizing Bodies
@Olympics - The International Olympic Committee
@2010Tweets - VANOC
@CDNOlympicTeam - Canadian Olympic Committee
@Followtheflame - Official Feed for the Torch Relay

Canadian Feeds
@MyTeamCanada - Hockey Canada
@MB30 – Martin Brodeur (Men’s Hockey)
@JoannieRochette - Joannie Rochette (Figure Skating)
@ChandraCrawford - Chandra Crawford (Cross-Country Skiing)
@Wick_22 - Hayley Wikenheiser (Women's Hockey)
@SamiJoSmall - Sami Jo Small (Women's Hockey)
@cindy_klassen - Cindy Klassen (Speed Skating)
@JennHeil - Jennifer Heil (Moguls)
@iamcrosby - Sidney Crosby (Men's Hockey)
@Cnezzy - Christine Nesbitt (Speed Skating)

Other Countries
@TeamUSACurling2010 - USA Curling
@Niccurl - Nicole Joraanstad (USA Women's Curling)
@ApoloOhno - Apolo Anton Ohno (USA Short Track Speed Skating)
@DoubleFaisal - Faisal Faisal (Iraq Skelton)
@USSpeedskating - USA Speedskating


Libby Issendorf January 7, 2010 at 8:22 AM  

Glad to see US Speedskating on this list! Thanks, Scott :)

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