Olympians share Vancouver 2010 games experience on Twitter – verified list – How did gold medalist Evan Lysacek feel after winning the free program figure skating competition at the Vancouver Olympics Thursday night? “I can’t believe it!!! Thank You to everyone who helped me get here. I’m the OLYMPIC CHAMPION!!!!” That about sums it up. Mr. Lysacek joins several other Olympians who are sharing their games experience online in nearly real time via the social media format known as Twitter.
In the last 24 hours, Mr. Lysacek also tweeted: “Just did Oprah!! She was so nice!!!” and “I love Matt, Meredith, Anne, and Al at the Today Show! They’re like family!” Clearly, his Olympics experience will be one he’ll remember all of his life.
Who else is on Twitter that sports fans may want to follow? Below is a list of a few of the verified Olympian accounts:
Evan Lysacek = @EvanLysacek
Apolo Ohno = @ApoloOhno
Shani Davis = @ShaniDavis2010
Julia Mancuso = @JuliaMancuso
James Southam = @Masterskier
Angela Ruggiero = @AngelaRuggiero
Chad Hedrick = @chadhedrick
Steve Mesler = @SteveMesler
Shaun White = @Shaun_White
Hearing about the athletes’ experiences firsthand from them via Twitter adds to the enjoyment of the games for many who can and cannot be in Vancouver.
If you’d like to follow the complete list of verified Olympians, you can read their Tweets as a group without following each one individually by following this one account: @verified/olympians.
Olympic athletes’ writing to their fans and others using Twitter in real time is just one more way that the Internet is making the world seem like a smaller place – even as the countries of the world gather together their top athletes in one location for two weeks.
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