If you can’t be in Rio for this summer’s Olympic Games, then the closest alternative is getting the lowdown from those who are in the midst of the festivities.
Here are 10 social accounts to follow throughout the Summer Games, including official accounts, athletes, and media covering events on the ground in Rio.
| 1: @rio4gringos |
- Why Follow: Great way to understand how the minds of ‘cariocas’ (locals) work with excellent tips and tricks for maneuvering around Rio. One of the best insider looks at the Brazilian lifestyle without being an actual local.
| 2: Nick Zaccardi - @nzaccardi |
- Why Follow: Editor of Olympic Talk + knows anything and everything when it comes to the big games.
| 3: Ryan Lochte - @ryanlochte |
- Why Follow: Lochte is an experienced three-time Olympian with 11 medals (five gold, three silver, three bronze). He has been here before, but that doesn’t mean he’s not full of surprises. He dyed his hair light blue before leaving for Rio. Follow him.
| 4: Clubhouse Rio – @Clubhouse_rio |
- Why Follow: One of Rio’s favorite places to party, it’s the first urban members club in Rio de Janeiro. Clubhouse Rio offers a stimulating yet laid-back vibe for internationally minded individuals with events lined up for the whole 2016 games.
| 5: Laurie Hernandez – @LaurieHernandez |
- Why Follow: The youngest Gymnast on US team as well as the 1st person born in 2000’s to be in the Olympics. Feel old yet?
| 6: Tony Azevedo - @WaterPoloTony |
- Why Follow: U.S. water polo captain Tony Azevedo, a five-time Olympian, was born in Rio and now lives in Sao Paulo.
| 7: Simone Biles - @simonebiles |
- Why Follow: Biles is such a talented gymnast that it can be easy to forget that she’s just 19 years old, which explains why she’s so great at social media. Her Stories consist of fun selfies and candid moments with other athletes.
| 8: Juliana Barbassa - @jbarbassa |
- Why Follow: Journalist and Brazil native Juliana Barbassa’s book “Dancing With the Devil in the City of God” has been a must-read for those headed to Rio
| 9: Nastia Liukin – @NatashaLiukin |
- Why Follow: 2008 All-Around Champ and NBC gymnastics analyst in Rio with a sterling sense of humor.
| 10: Usain Bolt – @UsainBolt |
- Why Follow: It’s the Olympic gold medalist’s last Olympic run. Plus this speed demon always keeps fans up to date on his training.
| Inside the Games – @insidethegames |
- Why Follow: Inside the Games has everything Olympics-related covered down to the most minute detail.
| Rio 2016 - @Rio2016_en |
- Why Follow: The English-language account of the Rio Games with all the necessary info to keep you updated on anything/everything Olympics.Clubhouse Rio, Clubhouse Rio, Insider guide to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Events, Rio holiday lettings, Short let apartment Rio