The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7 through 23, and Team USA will maintain a robust presence on Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram, with athletes and teams maintaining accounts.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” host Jimmy Fallon celebrating 1 million Facebook likes; as well as the photo atop the post posted by hip-hop star and actor Will Smith to honor the late James Avery, his co-star in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
The rumored relationship between golfer Tiger Woods and injured skier Lindsey Vonn is now official, as both sports stars posted about it on Facebook — a rare move for the notoriously private Woods.
The holiday shopping season may be in full swing, but skiing season is also underway, and online ski marketplace Liftopia launched a Facebook application allowing skiers and snowboarders to compare the mountains they have tackled.
Skiers in France, the U.K., the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany can use Facebook to organize and book ski trips following the launch in those countries of the SkiWithMe application.