The #Selfie Olympics

Ahh, the selfie. Photos of one’s self shared with the world on social media. Love ’em or hate ’em, selfies are very much a part of our social media lives. It’s no surprise that #selfies are a popular activity at the world’s largest sporting event, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

It’s really not a surprise. Search any social network for the hashtag #selfie and you’ll be browsing through faces from around the world. But, how did it all start?

Leave it to NBC Sports & Olympic Social Media guy, Dan Palla, to suggest the #SochiSelfie hashtag.

Back in October!!

Dan knew what was to come. Great call by him.

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Here’s a look at a few standout #SochiSelfies:

#SochiSelfie 😁😝☺️

A post shared by Aja Evans (@ajalevans) on

#sochiselfie with @markmcmorris and his weird necklace... Can't seem to find the store he bought it at? #sochiproblems

A post shared by Craig McMorris (@craigmcmorris) on

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This one doesn’t have the hashtag, but I thought it was a great example of how selfies are so much a part of the Olympic experience. They bring you into the athletes’ lives during the games.

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And this? Well, E for effort, Oreo. Nice Canadian hashtag use though — #WeAreWinter.

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TWITTER LISTS: Twitter accounts for countries participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Lists are for participating athletes (plus some with media, entourages, etc.)

USA: https://twitter.com/USOlympic/lists/sochi-2014

Canada: https://twitter.com/CDNOlympicTeam/lists/sochi-2014-athletes

Great Britain: https://twitter.com/TeamGB/team-gb-sochi-2014/members

Australia: https://twitter.com/AUSOlympicTeam/sochi-winter-watch/members

Finland: https://twitter.com/OlympicTeamFI/sochi-2014/members

Switzerland: https://twitter.com/swissteam/swissolympicteam2014/members

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