The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway, and since they are being broadcast by NBC, most viewers are receiving all their news and coverage from this channel. However, while NBC can be informative, it can often get old listening to the same people talk obsessively about Sean White and Gracie Gold.
If you’re tired of NBC but still want some great Sochi news and discussions, the following are some alternative websites to use.
The Winter Olympics are all about sports, so it’s obvious that ESPN would cover them. What’s great about getting your news and discussions from ESPN is that you have a variety of different writers, analysts and podcasts you can use. Every analyst will cover at least some portion of the Olympics, so it doesn’t matter if you’re interested in curling or figure skating, you’ll definitely be able to find the most up to date information on the ESPN website.
2. Huffington Post
The Huffington Post contains information about everything, and you can certainly find your fix of Olympics coverage. With a multitude of writers, you can be sure to find information you want. On Huffington Post, you can find everything from the latest news updates to biographies and back stories of athletes. You can even learn about the conditions in Sochi and all the terrorist threats that have been mentioned so far.
Buzzfeed is a known for providing real information, and also putting a fun spin on information. Although the coverage may be scarce on Buzzfeed, you can certainly count on them to provide you with some type of converge, information or discussion on the Winter Olympics. Even if it’s not the specific information you’re looking for, you’ll at least be entertained with what Buzzfeed has to offer, so continue checking the site on a regular basis in order to stay in the know.
If you truly want to stay in the know with the Winter Olympics, Twitter is a great resource. Not only will the general people you follow share their own thoughts and links to articles they find interesting, but you can also follow your favorite analysts, news stations, and competitors. Plus, the Olympics has their own Twitter handle—@Olympics—so you can easily follow all the Olympics coverage as it happens in one location. With the amount of information swirling around Twitter, it may just be your very best resource for Olympic information.
5. Bitch Magazine
Bitch Magazine is known for its feminist views on everything from sports to politics, and they are also covering the Winter Olympics. If you’re looking for a new take on the Olympics this year, check out what Bitch Magazine has to say. They’re not afraid to take sides, so you don’t have to worry about politically correct analysts or open-ended discussions. Instead, you’ll hear about their take on figure skating, how the Olympics affect certain cities and even the LGBT views in Russia.
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