updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 02/07/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
For most of us, our best chance at any kind of medal is making it past 10 pipes in Flappy Bird.
That’s why, after we throw our phones against the wall because of Flappy Bird, we’ll turn to Twitter to follow these athletes and journalists and live vicariously through their journey at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia!
Okay, so Russia might not be quite ready (members of the media arriving in Sochi are sharing pics online of their rooms in a less-than-habitable state). Still, athletes and journalists are descending on the seaside host city – and they’re sharing their experiences online. Check out some of our favorites to follow.
Shaun White, U.S. Snowboarding
Obviously, any list of winter Olympians needs to include snowboarder Shaun White. In addition to sharing his soundtrack for Sochi, he’s also giving his unique perspective on adjusting to life in Russia.
Shaun White (@shaun_white) February 3, 2014
Tweet at me @EmWatson it’s the only way I will medal at the Olympics
Torin Yater-Wallace (@TorinWallace) February 5, 2014
Lolo Jones, U.S. Bobsled
The track and field star has grabbed her parka and headed to the Winter Olympics, joining the bobsled team. Plus, Jones is kind of fabulous on Vine.