10 Canadian Olympians To Follow On Instagram During Sochi 2014

Canada’s Olympic hopefuls take to the photo sharing app to capture their Sochi moments

“We are winter” is the tagline that the Canadian Olympic Team is using to get the nation pumped for the upcoming XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. In just a few weeks, Canadian Olympic hopefuls will be vying for a coveted medal on the slopes, in the rink and on the track. Stay-in-the-know as they document their winter experiences in Mother Russia.

Chandra Crawford @chandracrawford

This Olympic gold medalist loves the cold posting pictures of her cross-country ski training on the slopes of beautiful mountains. Watch out for her stunning outdoor pics when she touches down in Sochi!

Clara Hughes @clara_hughes

Clara Hughes is the only Canadian Olympian to complete and win medals in both the summer and winter games. This year, Hughes joins CBC as a special studio analyst and we’re guaranteed to be treated to a pictorial look into her ventures behind the broadcast desk.

Craig McMorris @craigmcmorris

McMorris shreds the slopes with his snowboard like grating cheese for a pizza. His tricks are well documented online and his videos reveal a love for hip-hop, especially A Tribe Called Quest.

Dominique Maltais @dominiquesbx

A multi-Olympic winning medalist, Maltais has a need for speed and you’ll see her timeline populated with turns, jumps and drops through as she heads to the finish line for the snowboard cross event.

Jamie Benn @jamiebenn14

Canada has hockey on the brain 24/7 and left winger Jamie Benn will be suited up to help defend the nation’s Olympic hockey title. On Instagram, you’re sure to get a few behind-the-scenes shots of his Sochi experience and, hopefully, some of his fellow teammates.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe @justinedufourlapointe

A patriotic manicure, skis and smiles for the camera are just some of the images populating Dufour-Lapointe’s Instagram account. This free-style skier hams it up for her followers and you’re sure to see more photos of her cutting up the competition on the slopes.

Mark McMorris @markmcmorris

Mark McMorris describes himself on Instagram as a “Professional snowboarder going to the Olympics” and we have no doubt of that, especially with 134k+ followers. This Saskatchewan slope star has people hooked on his brilliant aerial pictures and action packed videos.

Patrick Chan @pchan31

High hopes ride on Patrick Chan’s shoulders for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, but that aside it’s nice to see a goofy, more relaxed guy behind the polished persona on Instagram. He’s a kid at heart whether it’s shooting a friendly game of hoops with teammate Scott Moir or learning how to kitesurf in BC.

Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir @tessascottonw

They’re the perfect ice dancing pair and will be eyeing a second gold medal in Sochi. Online you’ll get an all-access pass to Virtue and Moir’s practices and performances.

Travis Gerrits @travisgerrits

Travis Gerrits’ aerial ski jumps can stop a heart from momentarily beating. If you want death defying leaps to show up in your Instagram timeline then hit that follow button to watch Gerrits fly really really high.

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