All fans are invited to contribute to the “digital sendoff” on Thursday to wish our Olympians luck in the Sochi Games. Fans can send their support via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+ and interact with some of the athletes who will be representing the United States in the Winter Olympics.
Mashable released an article highlighting the sendoff and explaining the details of the event.
The sendoff will include a “crowd sourced video featuring good-luck messages from Team USA fans”. This, along with other forms of digital support will be posted to Team USA’s website and YouTube channel.
This digital sendoff is representative of impact that social media has had on sporting events. It gives fans the opportunity to show their support from around the country and across the world. Some will even interact with members of the U.S. Olympic team in Google+ Hangouts.
Social media is so prominent, in fact, that the U.S. Olympic Committee even has a social media hub for the games that “will function as a slimmed-down, USA-centric point of digital contact.” All the fans need to do is use #GoTeamUSA in their message to become a part of the 2014 Sochi Games.
*images obtained from Google images