It’s Olympics time and I fully expected to be conflicted about cheering for my beloved Team Canada whilst living in my new home here in the ol’ USA. However, I’ve decided that the best I can do — particularly during Feminist February — is to focus on all the incredible, fierce, female athletes that will be competing this year.
Yesterday I attended an event that showcased an Insider’s Look at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games, featuring the Team USA athletes sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal and, folks, it really amped me up for what’s going to be some thrilling events this winter.
There’s going to be some intense competition this year.
In general my favourite winter olympics events to watch are hockey (obvi, eh?) and figure skating. I feel so fortunate that the incredible Michael Weiss provided some insights on who to watch this year — and who better to talk figure skating than a former olympic figure skater himself?!
Among some of the male skaters, Michael mentioned Bradie Tennell as one competitor to definitely watch out for.
And from the Great White North, I just can’t wait to watch Canadian pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, try for another gold medal this year!
The USA Women’s Bobsled Team are fully badass and worth cheering for. Elana Meyers-Taylor, Lauren Gibbs, Aja Evans, and Jamie Greubel Poser are amazing athletes who are total fierce female competetors.
Plus, their energy is total infectious. Check out their Olympian-approved methods for staying warm during the games:
Them: It’s cold at the Winter Olympics
Us: 👯♀️#0degrees #waitingforthebus #bobsled #womenofwinter @pyeongchang2018 @ajalevans @lagibbs84 @eamslider24 @usabs @teamusa #winterolympics #wintersports pic.twitter.com/UYEDumQpA1
— Jamie Greubel Poser (@JamieGreubel) February 8, 2018
You’ve basically got to give props to every fierce female who can do a flip in the air while attached to a pair of skis or board. This includes waving a flag for Jamie Anderson from the USA and Spencer O’Brien for Team Canada.
And ESPECIALLY watch out for this lady. She’ll likely mess up Jamie Anderson’s perfect snowboard trick all for the sake of a funny picture.
Of course, I’ll be cheering my loudest for Team Canada Hockey (#sorrynotsorry) and their full roster of fierce and fab female players this year.
So, who are you cheering for for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games?