Olympians on Twitter - Hayley Wickenheiser, Lindsey Vonn & Ryan Blais

Olympians on Twitter - Hayley Wickenheiser, Lindsey Vonn & Ryan Blais

With the 2010 Winter Olympics nearing the half way point here is a list of athletes every Olympic fan should follow on Twitter.

1. Ryan Blais: @airblais
Ryan has been my favorite athlete to follow since the start of the games. He is constantly posting pictures of Olympic events, medal cermonies and the streets of Vancouver. This is one athlete that is truly providing a first hand snap shot of the Olympic experience!

2. Lindsey Vonn: @lindseyvonn
The highly touted American down hill skier is supposed to be the Michael Phelps of the winter Olympics. However a week before the games she revealed she had suffered a serious shin bruise that might prevent her from participating. She was able to overcome the injury to win gold in her first event. Was the injury a PR move? As one friend said athletes usually play down injuries not sell them. Either way it’s interesting to follow her and see how this plays out.

3. Julia Mancuso: @Juliamancuso
The lesser known team mate of Lindsey Vonn, Julia is 2 for 2 with two Silver medals in her first two events. Her tweets are frequent and fun…making her enjoyable to follow.

4. Kikkan Randall: @kikkanimal
Kikkan is a US cross country skier who tweets about race prep and life in the Olympic village, i.e. “kitchen staff went crazy when Crosby scored shootout goal for Canada”

5. Hayley Wickenheiser: @wick_22
Hayley is the highest scoring female hockey player in Olympic history. She provides great insight to Team Canada, the womens tournament and what its like playing in front of the home town crowd

6. Angela Ruggiero: @angelaruggiero
Angela plays on the US womens hockey team. With Canada and the US expected to face off for the gold medal it is interesting to follow a player from each team on their path to a gold medal showdown

7. Mike Janyk: @mikejanyk
Mike is a Canadian downhill skier who has provided good insight to what the men are doing to kill time since their event was postponed a week. He be even more entertaining once his events start on Sunday.

The athletes mentioned above may not be the most followed (except @LindseyVonn with 50,000+) but during the first week of the games they have definetly been my favorite.

Who has been your favorite athlete to follow? Let me know so I can check them out…

Cheers

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