Check out some of the most noteworthy social media posts from Feb. 9 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang.
As the largest athlete delegation for any nation in the history of the Olympic Winter Games, Team USA celebrated the beginning of the Games in style. For some it was a dream come true, for others it was another chance to spread the Olympic spirit.
The energy and pride while walking was unimaginable! I'm so proud to have been able to walk at Opening Ceremony! Let the Games begin! #pyeongchang2018 #Olympics #TeamUSA #proud #openingceremony pic.twitter.com/WysXOoFXD5— Aaron Tran (@AaronVaughnTran) February 9, 2018
Super bummed that I'm not able to participate in the Opening Ceremony for my first Olympic Games. After being sick this week, staff decided it would be best for me to stay back and rest. Currently watching the live stream from my room in my new onesie.https://t.co/lOvLyoFzaW pic.twitter.com/tC5WRtnawK— Erin Jackson (@ErinJackson480) February 9, 2018
After sitting out the previous three, finally got to walk in Opening Ceremonies! Psyched to share the moment with @leifcnordgren @sp_doherty! @USBiathlon @biathlonworld #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/JEsaRZaqwv— Lowellcbailey (@Lowellcbailey) February 9, 2018
Beyond grateful to be a part of this team and incredibly proud to have the privilege of leading every amazing @TeamUSA athlete into that stadium tonight. Let's do this!! 🙌🏼🇺🇸💪🏼 #TeamUSA #starsandstripes #olympics @GettySport pic.twitter.com/B9bYUcgMys— Erin Hamlin (@erinhamlin) February 9, 2018
Curling Sweeps Its Way Into America’s Hearts
Mixed doubles curling continued competition in PyeongChang, where the discipline is making its Olympic debut. Siblings Becca and Matt Hamilton are representing Team USA and are doing their part to make curling everyone’s new favorite sport.
"That was, like, totally savage."@MattJamilton and @heccabamilton won the first Olympic mixed doubles curling game in history for @TeamUSA behind a "sick shot" for a three-point first end. #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/VuwfZi2pdV pic.twitter.com/TV6KAwWmpl— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 8, 2018
Alexa Scimeca-Knierim And Chris Knierim Have The Skate Of Their Lives
Figure skating is underway in PyeongChang with the team event, starting off with the men’s and pairs short programs. Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim, the sole pairs team representing Team USA, skated a near-perfect performance for a season’s-best score and helping the U.S. squad to second place in the standings thus far. A fairytale night for a fairytale couple!
Love @alexa_knierim attitude. “We are treating this like a celebration” this is a celebration for you guys! Party it up on that ice. There is nothing like the Olympics!!! ❤️— Jeremy Abbott (@jeremyabbottpcf) February 9, 2018
Couple goals. Pair goals. Goals. https://t.co/9BnCuYAHUP— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 9, 2018
PyeongChang has already supplied us with several meme-worthy moments. Behold Matt Hamilton’s look-alike and Lindsey Vonn’s dog serving up some realness.
What you think you look like when you pose for the camera vs what you actually look like. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/AutOTsIYp6— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 8, 2018
Scenes From The Village
Athletes are still arriving at the Olympic Village and getting situated, and everyone is taking in the sights… and having a bit of fun.
Them: It’s cold at the Winter Olympics— Jamie Greubel Poser (@JamieGreubel) February 8, 2018
Us: 👯♀️#0degrees #waitingforthebus #bobsled #womenofwinter @pyeongchang2018 @ajalevans @lagibbs84 @eamslider24 @usabs @teamusa #winterolympics #wintersports pic.twitter.com/UYEDumQpA1
Arrived in the village today. What a place to be! pic.twitter.com/Dvkxwlzs1u— John Landsteiner (@jlandsteiner) February 8, 2018