How to follow local, regional athletes in Sochi

Twitter, Instagram more popular than ever among athletes

By Peter Pietrangelo / The Bulletin

Sport Hometown Twitter Instagram

OREGON

Laurenne Ross Alpine Skiing Bend @lalalalaurenne @lalalaurenne

• U.S. Ski Team @usskiteam @usskiteam

Kent Callister Snowboarding Bend @kentcallister @kentcallister

• Ski & Snowboard Australia @SSAnews

Jacqueline Wiles Alpine Skiing Aurora @JankyLilJ @jankylilJ

Justin Wadsworth Canada Nordic coach Bend @cccski

IDAHO

Kaitlyn Farrington Snowboarding Sun Valley @KaitlynFarr @KaitlynFarr

Erik Fisher Alpine Skiing Middleton @skifastfish @skifastfish

Hilary Knight Hockey Sun Valley @Hilary_Knight

Sara Studebaker Biathlon Boise @SaraStudebaker

WASHINGTON

Erik Bjornsen Nordic Skiing Winthrop @erikbjornsen @ebjornsen1991

Sadie Bjornsen Nordic Skiing Winthrop @sadiebjornsen @sbjornsen

J.R. Celski Speedskating Federal Way @jrcelski @celskeet

Patrick Deneen Freestyle Skiing Cle Elum @Patrick_Deneen

Brian Gregg Nordic Skiing Winthrop @scSkiLifeBG

Angeli VanLaanen Freestyle Skiing Bellingham @Angeli_V @angeli_v

Bend’s Laurenne Ross arrived in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday and announced it to the world through her Instagram and Twitter feeds.

“Well, we’ve made it! Can’t wait to get on my skis ... Yahoo!” she wrote on her Twitter feed @lalalalaurenne. On her Instagram account, she posted a photo of Sochi from the airport: “This bird has landed!”

Part live action, part blog, part travelogue — the social media coming from Olympic athletes is as varied as the athletes themselves and will provide a glimpse into the daily lives and activites of Olympians from all over the world.

Bend’s Kent Callister (@kentcallister) announced his making the Australian Olympic Team on Twitter, and recently posted of picture from his training at Hintertux in Austria.

Whatever the results of local athletes and the U.S. in general, we are sure to get interesting insights of the Olympic experience — straight from the participants’ fingertips.

Who to follow

Local ATHLETES

Laurenne Ross, alpine skiing, Bend

Twitter: @lalalalaurenne

Instagram: @lalalaurenne

Kent Callister, snowboarding, Bend

T: @kentcallister

I: @kentcallister

NEWS FOR LOCAL ATHLETES

U.S. Ski Team

T: @usskiteam

I: @usskiteam

Ski & Snowboard Australia T: @SSAnews

On the Web

The Bulletin has put together a Twitter list of athletes and accounts to follow. To see the feed or subscribe, go online to bendbulletin.com/Olympics or see B3.

Inside

Other Olympics stars whose Instagrams you will want to follow, B3

Thursday

A closer look at local representatives at the Olympics in Sochi.