BBC Olympic Coverage – Day One at Sochi 2014

Well, it’s the end of the first day of Olympic Coverage. If you’re in the US, you can watch it online through NBC. Or if you’re in England, through BBC sports. Unfortunately, the live online feed only works in their respective countries. So the distribution rights are exclusive to each country. It’s only day one of the Winter Olympics, there’s still plenty of time to figure out how to watch the Olympics online! Tonight my sister and I were real-time messaging while watching the couples figure skating freestyle event – her in America and me in London.

It’s amazing how well the athletes perform on the international stage. I cheer, cry, scream, and hope for Team Bulgaria and Team USA. But at the end of the day, I love the Olympics and all the nationalities. International events like the Olympics can bring together the population of the worlds – especially with the aid of social media. It allows people to connect by talking about the same thing at the same time, which believe it or not doesn’t happen a lot. It’s the same principle with the American Superbowl in the US; love it or hate it, the Superbowl connects people in live-time, an impressive feat on a national scale.

As this BBC advert points out, the Olympics raise the hopes and spirits of every nation through the display of perseverance of the human spirit and body. Also, can we please talk about the Snowboarding’s Slopestyle? Making its Olympic debut … these athletes appear to be having such a fun time.  I enjoyed watching Sage Kotsenburg casually win the first Olympic gold and then tweet about it!  And shout out to Norway, congratulations for getting the most metals after the first day!