By Raisa Bruner
January 25, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics will kick off in PyeongChang in February — so it’s high time you start getting to know all of this year’s star athletes before the games. And what better way to do it than by checking that “follow” button on Instagram? Thanks to social media, sports stars like legends Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White and young talents Nathan Chen and Chloe Kim are more accessible to fans than ever before, even if they’re competing in and around mountain ranges and indoor rinks thousands of miles away in PyeongChang.

Click through below to discover the winter games athletes whose names — and Instagram usernames — you should definitely know by now. And when the events kick off on Feb. 9, you’ll find yourself with a behind-the-scenes view of what’s going down in South Korea, brought to you directly from the competitors themselves.

 

Write to Raisa Bruner at raisa.bruner@time.com.

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