Social-icing: Davis and White share their Sochi adventure on the Athletes’ Hub
On 17 February 2014 at the Iceberg Skating Palace, Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first ever American ice dancers to claim Olympic gold. During their Sochi adventure, they regularly shared their experiences with fans via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. On the IOC’s “Olympic Athletes’ Hub, which aggregates Olympians’ social media updates on a single platform, provided the ideal way to follow the charismatic pair’s exciting exploits from start to finish. Here we take a glance back at the moments that the two ice dancers chose to share with the world before, during and after Sochi.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s online Olympic narrative began on New Year’s Eve 2013, when they posted a picture of themselves with their mothers, as part of the “Thank you Mom” series produced by IOC Partner Procter & Gamble.
Davis shares a picture of herself enjoying a 27th birthday brunch via Instagram.
White shares his joy at winning the US Figure Skating Championships in Boston to their place at Sochi 2014...
…while Davis thanks the fans who cheered them to victory.
White and Davis enjoy being interviewed by one of their idols, Michelle Kwan.
A photo montage of US Olympic team members courtesy of Davis via Instagram.
10 days to go: Both skaters remind their Facebook friends that the Sochi 2014 countdown clock is ticking and the excitement is mounting.
Mum’s the word: Mrs White and Mrs Davis
“To Russia with Love” – a James Bond-inspired picture, as the couple prepare to head for Sochi. Both dancers share their images from the inaugural Olympic team event via Instagram.
The pair get used to their new surroundings, with the Black Sea in the background.
Posing with the other members of the USA figure skating team who won bronze in the team event at Sochi 2014.
Olympic champions: the couple share they exhilaration after winning ice dance gold in Sochi.”
Stars of snow and ice: The couple share a golden moment with fellow Olympic champion, Alpine skier Ted Ligety, who won giant slalom gold in Sochi.
Goodbye Sochi: White bids Russia a fond farewell.
Be sure to follow lives and careers of Davis and White post-Sochi 2014 by staying tuned to the Olympic Athletes’ Hub.