During the next few weeks, you can find lots of ways to follow what’s happening in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics, including through the bits and pieces of reporters’ Twitter feeds (I’ve collected them on a list here). On Monday, those bits and pieces contained the good, weird and shiny in hotel rooms, including these from NPR’s Tamara Keith, the Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott and the Associated Press’ Tom Withers.
The smell of paint is strong here in my clearly brand new Sochi hotel room. The paint is actually still sticky to the touch. #nprsochi
— Tamara Keith (@tamarakeithNPR) February 3, 2014
I have this in my room…but still no light bulbs in the lamps, no TV, no hair dryer. pic.twitter.com/YX4icewIda
— Helene Elliott (@helenenothelen) February 3, 2014
My hotel room in Russia. I’m one of the lucky ones. pic.twitter.com/WqKO5CtHn9
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) February 3, 2014
To offer a view past what makes it on your television each night, here’s an evolving list of people, organizations and lists to follow through the Olympics. Who’d we miss? Let us know and we’ll add to the list.
NPR has its own Twitter account dedicated to the Olympics.
The Associated Press has a list of AP reporters covering the Olympics.
Got my fat stacks of rubles for my Russian excursion. http://t.co/O6JwnRLYSX
— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 3, 2014
Entire Swedish women’s ice hockey team — all 22 of them — are on my flight. Let the Games begin. (No fights, please.)
— Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) February 3, 2014
The Los Angeles Times has this list of its staff in Sochi.
The Huffington Post’s list gathers all kinds of media outlets covering the Olympics.
— Lewis Johnson (@LewisJohnsonMG) February 3, 2014
The Boston Globe’s David Filipov is in Russia.
— David Filipov (@davidfilipov) February 2, 2014
Jet lagged, I bought these Sochi gloves thinking, “Cool, RAINBOW!” But, duh, they’re Olympic rings colors. Bummer. pic.twitter.com/fx88QuxjCO
— Juliet Macur (@JulietMacur) February 3, 2014
— Brian Cassella (@briancassella) February 3, 2014
Alan Abrahamson is writing and tweeting about the Olympics for 3 Wire Sports.
So warm I took my jacket off. And anyone who knows me knows how SoCal I am about this. So you know it’s warm in #Sochi2014
— Alan Abrahamson (@alanabrahamson) February 4, 2014
Martha Bellisle, a reporter for Reno Gazette-Journal, is covering the games for USA Today and Gannett.
— MarthaBellisle (@marthabellisle) February 3, 2014
BSU At the Games features tweets from the Ball State University team of college journalists in Sochi. It also has a list of team members to follow. This one comes from Dakota Crawford, sports editor at the Ball State (University) Daily. Crawford and a team of students from Ball State will report from Sochi.
Sara Shookman is reporting from Sochi for Cleveland’s WKYC Channel 3.
My very first tweet. Twitter is dumb. I am being forced into this. — Ryan Thedwall (@rmthedwall) February 1, 2014
From St. Louis, KSDK NewsChannel 5′s Casey Nolen is reporting from Sochi.
“Do not be worried in case you hear sirens.” pic.twitter.com/VIQN6y5lea
— Brian Costa (@BrianCostaWSJ) February 4, 2014
ESPN has a team of close to 20 in Sochi, including reporter Jeremy Schaap.