The 2018 Winter Olympics are here, and we can’t wait to cheer on Team U.S.A. and see everything that unfolds.
While you can catch coverage of the Games on TV and online, there are tons of journalists, commentators, celebrities, former athletes and competitors heading to South Korea that are providing behind-the-scenes looks at the events on their Instagram accounts– and you’ll want to follow them all to make sure you’re getting the best look at the Games this year.
10 People You Should Follow on Instagram During the Winter Olympics:
1. Leslie Jones
Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones will be an official contributor for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics this year, and you will NOT want to miss her live updates.
Back in 2016, she live-Tweeted about the Rio Olympics in such a hilarious and enthusiastic manner that NBC ended up flying her out to Brazil to see some of the Olympics in person– so this year, they’re actually having her attend events, meet athletes, and give televised coverage.
2. Tara Lipinski
Tara Lipinski won Olympic gold in figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics when she was only 15 years old. This year, she’ll be commentating the figure skating portion of the Winter Olympics alongside her fellow former figure skater Johnny Weir.
3. Lindsey Vonn’s Dogs
Lindsey Vonn is headed to South Korea to compete in the downhill races, and she’s brought her pup along for the ride. Like any good dog parent, her dogs have their own Instagram, and we know they’ll provide an interesting take on events.
4. Lindsey Vonn
Oh yeah, and you should follow Lindsey Vonn, too. She experienced some trouble getting to South Korea after some issues at the airport with paperwork, but she (and her dog) made it, even though her dog looks mildly terrified.
5. Julia Mancuso
Julia Mancuso is the most decorated female U.S. Olympic skier in history with four medals under her belt. Despite retiring after hip surgery, she will still be attending the Olympics this year as a reporter for NBC and for “The Olympic Zone.”
6. Dylan Dryer
NBC meteorologist Dylan Dreyer is at the Olympics this year to provide coverage of the games, and she’s already shared lots of updates and behind-the-scenes pictures of the preparation for the Games.
7. Shaun White
I mean, does Shaun White really need an explanation? White scored the perfect 100 in his qualifying event in snowboarding and is ready to try to bring home a Gold medal. He placed fourth at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 and nearly didn’t make it to the Olympics this year after two injuries landed him in the hospital.
8. Katie Couric
Katie Couric will be serving as the co-host for this year’s Opening Ceremony alongside NBC Sports host Mike Tirico, and she’s already sharing pictures with athletes and behind-the-scenes looks at the Games.
9. Dave Price
WNBC Weatherman Dave Price is providing coverage for the Olympics this year, and we’re pretty sure his Instagram posts will be equivalent to what your dad would post if he were at the Olympics.
10. Gus Kenworthy
Gus Kenworthy, a U.S. freestyle skier, won a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and is headed to Pyeongchang this year to represent Team U.S.A. Kenworthy recently appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to discuss his preparation for the Games, and to discuss his decision to come out prior to the Games.