February 7, 2014

5 Ways to Bridge the Sochi Time Zone Gap

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If you’ve been to Google’s home page today, watched any NBC show during the past three weeks, or have been following the latest “Sochi problems,” then you know today kicks off the 2014 Winter Olympics. And once again, we have a giant time difference between us and our beloved athletes.

The opening ceremony happened this morning at 11 a.m., but we won’t see it till 7:30 p.m. tonight. But, hey it’s 2014! There are tons of ways to follow the action from over here in the US.

olympians on instagramHere are five ways to stay connected to Olympic fever:

  1. Follow social media updates from the athletes themselves on the Olympic Athletes’ Hub, which pulls in their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. You can even filter by sport, team or athlete.
  2. Use the Sochi 2014 Results app to track results, view the games schedule, and even enter your team and favorite athletes to get real-time alerts on your phone.
  3. Strategically check on events before they air in the US by using this schedule and this Twitter account. OR, make sure you stay away from Twitter during the games you plan to watch when they air here.
  4. Do you need constant social commentary that’s more “Top 10 Olympic GIFs” and less CNN Breaking News? Mashable has you covered.
  5. Create a social site with Rebel Mouse and avoid finger sprains from switching over from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram.