The Olympics are finally here and there are plenty of things to cheer about with Team USA. American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg won the country’s first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics in the men’s slopestyle and then Jamie Anderson won gold in the same event for women. The slopestyle event in snowboarding is brand new to the Olympics this year and is bound to become one of the more popular events as it’s very entertaining.
Unfortunately, Shaun White came up short in his snowboarding event as he finished 4th in men’s halfpipe, though he has so much to be proud of in his career. He won gold in this event in the 2010 and 2006 Olympic games. It shows how competitive the Olympics can be, and how we can be proud of our athletes even when they come up short. Just getting to the games is a huge achievement after years of training, and that applies to returning champions like White along with those who have worked so hard to get to their first Olympics.
AT&T has launched a campaign that helps fans show support to Team USA athletes for their dedication and commitment during the Olympic games. They’ve created the #ItsOurTime app that allows users to create video messages of encouragement to Team USA athletes and inspire them during their quest for victory. Check out how you can download the app here at att.com/TeamUSA (also here) and see the messages left by fans with their own USA! chant, and then upload your own message. It’s cool to see so many people participating and sending personal messages.