Sochi, who to follow on Twitter

Follow the top athletes and media on Twitter for the Winter Games. Find the Monitor's Sochi 2014 Twitter list here or read on for our favorite feeds.

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    Russia's Aleksander Peretyagin speeds down the track during the men's singles luge competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 8.
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Want to stay up to date with live action from the Winter Olympics? Follow the top athletes and media covering the games in Sochi. Use Twitter lists to quickly find the top tweeters, or build your own with our suggestions. 

@USOlympic

Get the official news on all the US athletes first with the US Olympic Team account

The folks manning the feed seem to be everywhere at once, from the ski slopes, to the skating rink, to the medal podium. They have access to the top athletes, links to their accounts and bios, and great footage and photos of all the events. 

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What makes this account extra special is the historic note it hits. With retweets from past Team USA favorites like Kristi Yamaguchi and Janet Evans.

Don't miss special features, like this graphic detailing which states are not represented at Sochi. 

Sochi 2014 Athletes 

Team USA also has a list of 212 athletes representing the US at Sochi. 

Follow a few big names like Shaun White, Bode Miller, and Gracie Gold or pick and choose from your favorite sports. 

For a truly comprehensive experience follow a few athletes you might not be as familiar with. Alex and Mai Shibutani, are a brother-sister ice dancing team from Boston. Both of their feeds are full of photos, and tweets showing genuine excitement for their first Olympic experience.

Can't get enough snowboarding selfies? Hannah Teter has you covered. The 27-year-old, two-time Olympic medal winner will take you to the slopes of Sochi, posting plenty of photos of Olympic snowboarders.

Freeskier Nick Goepper also has lots of behind-the scenes moments including some glamor shots of his accommodations.

Media Veterans

NBC has a list of their correspondents and reporters in Sochi, as well as their official @NBCOlympics account (most of the big media outlets have similar accounts). 

Beyond NBC there are plenty of veteran journalists worth following. Tom Withers with the Associated Press typically covers Cleveland sports teams, but has a feed full of great stats from Sochi.

CNN sports producer Harry Reekie has lots of behind the scenes photos and anecdotes with mini-interviews with Team USA fans. Playing a supporting role for the whole CNN crew in Sochi, Reekie's feed is comprehensive.

And of course there's the Monitor's own Mark Sappenfield, who has now covered seven Olympic Games. By day he's the deputy national editor, but by night he's a lean, mean, one-man Olympic reporting machine, covering Sochi from a deeper perspective. 

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