The #RioOlympics began August 5th and keeping track of all the events, schedules, scores, news, and gossip couldn’t be easier. Here is your #SportBits must-have list of social media handles to help keep you up on all things #Olympics for the 2016 run in Rio.
NBC: NBC agreed to pay the IOC roughly $12 billion to broadcast the Olympics through 2032. They’ve got it covered! Here are some NBC folks to follow:
OlympicTalk on Twitter:
All your Olympic news in one place.
Nastia Liukin on Instagram:
2008 All-Around Champ and NBC gymnastics analyst in Rio.
Ato Boldon on Twitter:
Four-time Olympic medalist and NBC track & field analyst in Rio.
Rowdy Gaines on Twitter:
Three-time Olympic gold medalist and NBC swimming analyst in Rio.
The Golf Channel on Facebook: Golf is back in the Olympics after an 112-year break – don’t miss it!
Dan Levinsohn on Twitter:
Racquet sports (Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis) & Weightlifting for NBCOlympics.com.
Rachel Lutz on Twitter:
Anything in the pool, Rachel’s got the scoop. Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Synchronized Swimming for NBCOlympics.com.
Carrie Waltemeyer on Twitter:
Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Equestrian, Fencing for NBCOlympics.com.
Michael Phelps on Facebook:
He’s the greatest Olympian of all time. Period.
Usain Bolt on Facebook:
Fastest man on earth and loves to share his training routines.
Simone Biles on Instagram:
Her dominance at Worlds and expectation at Rio are #bigly (Can’t stop using that word).
Allyson Felix on Facebook:
This track star is always inspiring.
Alex Morgan on Instagram:
#USWNT soccer star is always sharing moments with her teammates.
Lolo Jones on Twitter:
Probably the funniest athlete of them all.
Serena Williams on Instagram
Going for her 5th Olympic Gold Medal playing doubles with her sister Venus.
LeBron James on Twitter:
@KingJames ~> #nuffsaid
Ibtihaj Muhammad on Instagram:
This fencer will be the first athlete to compete in the Olympics in a hijab.
Rio2016 on Twitter:
Up to the minute updates.
Nancy Armour on Twitter:
USA Today reporter, Olympics.
Alan Abrahamson on Twitter:
Interested in a specific team? Just search for a specific USA (sport) and follow! Here’s my list of USA teams to follow on Twitter:
USA Soccer Women’s Team
USA Track & Field
Let me know who is on your list and why I should follow them.
People, if you are a fan of social media and excited for the Olympics, you are all set! Don’t forget to follow ME on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram because I’ll be posting all throughout the Games too. Jump in and start a conversation about whatever sport(s) you’re following. Ask questions and who knows, maybe Simone, Michael or even King James might reply…and that’s when it gets REALLY exciting! #fanfun #USAUSAUSA