There are about 6,000 Olympians in Sochi and only around 300 medals up for grabs. Do the math; this isn't YMCA soccer and not everyone's taking home an award. But win or lose, these renown athletes still give good Instagram. Here's who you should be following in Sochi now that the games have finally begun:
Snowboarder Taylor Gold is at the Olympics for the first time this year. His Instagram posts from the half pipe are just insane.
Håvard's sister, Hegge Bøkko, is also a speed skater. On her Instagram account she's been sharing pictures of training and day to day life, as well as a shot of her chipped front teeth after a bad spill. We love people who aren't ashamed to show off a less-than-flattering pic.
Remember Lolo Jones? She's not just a warm-weather Olympian. She's back at it in Sochi, and this time, it's for USA bobsledding. If you can't imagine what life would be like as an Olympian in not one, but two very different pro sports, just follow Lolo.
Felicia Zhang is a pairs skater for the U.S., and she is downright adorable. This is her first Olympics, and from the looks of it, she's having a blast in Sochi, in spite of the substandard facilities and whatnot.
Mikaela Shiffrin is just 18-years-old, but she has potential to be the breakout U.S. athlete in Sochi. She's heavily favored to take home gold in the slalom, and if she medals period, she'll be the youngest American woman to do so in the sport. If not, she'll still have the Instagram photos of ridiculous scenery and sick downhill skiing to boast of.
First of all, snowboardcross is super fast snowboard racing and it will have you biting your nails. Second of all, it makes for some pretty stellar Sochigrams, as seen through the iPhone of three-time U.S. Olympian Nate Holland.