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Hey Vancouver residents: Top social media links for Sochi Olympics coverage

Sochi Olympics: Watch from Vancouver
Sochi Olympics: Watch from Vancouver
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It’s coming! The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are almost ready to begin, and it’s time to catch up on the social media coverage that’s already happening. In the days leading up to the Opening Ceremony on February 7, and during the exciting lineup of events, get the latest Olympic news with these top social media links, with a Vancouver-based view.

YouTube for Sochi 2014

See replays of events involving Canadian athletes and see what the foreign city looks like while watching the official Sochi YouTube channel for the Games. It’s fun to learn about the city sights as well as watch clips one may have missed by TV here in Vancouver of alpine skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, biathlon, or other winter event. Watching the videos is a great way to supplement local Vancouver newspaper and online article coverage of the Sochi Olympics.

CBC Vancouver on Twitter

On Twitter, there will be plenty of coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Enjoy the action from the west coast Canadian perspective by checking out the CBC Vancouver Twitter feed. It is part of the CBC media center, providing up-to-date coverage through its tweets, in addition to its Facebook and website posts. Get the latest competition results and other updates easily on Twitter, as it provides bite-sized chunks of data with clickable links if one wants to delve deeper into any of the stories.

Canadian Olympic Team Facebook Page

Another option is the Canadian Olympic Team Facebook page. It already has over 269,000 page likes, confirming it as a must-have resource both in the days leading up to the Games and during the events. On the page, features include contest invites and photos of Canadian competitors in the 2014 Games. See the inside scoop into how Canadians are performing and even write comments under the posts. Who knows, some Vancouver competitors may be reading the public comments on the page in between Sochi events! The page provides an opportunity for fans to interact, and to show off Canadian spirit.

Between YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, there are many opportunities for Vancouver-based residents to follow the Sochi 2014 Olympics coverage. Go Canada go!