9 Team Canada Olympians You Should Be Following on Instagram

If you can't be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.

Every two years, millions of sports-haters tune in to enthusiastically cheer on their favourite athletes. There’s nothing quite like the Olympics to turn you into a screaming nationalist sports fan!

But keeping up with the 2018 Winter Games has been kind of tricky. Depending on where you live, there’s a 13 to 17 hour time difference between our country and PeoyongChang, which means most of the action is happening while we’re sound asleep. Social media makes things a little easier, with our favourite athletes from Team Canada sharing behind-the-scenes stories from the slopes, skating rink and Olympic village dorm rooms. For your next #fitspo, #MCM and #WCW, here is your definitive guide to the Canadian Olympic athletes you should be following on Instagram.

“Here, hold this puppy and flex.” – @andreaktturner

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Tristan Walker

Luge, Team Canada
Walker gives the fans what they really want: pictures of him shirtless with his oh-so-precious pups.

Tessa Virtue

Figure Skating, Team Canada
As 1/2 of Scott and Tessa — the gold medal Olympic skating duo with their own show on W Network — Virtue maintains a charming and active social media presence. She’s also a pretty decent designer. Would we expect any less from Canada’s sweetheart?

Mark McMorris

Snowboard, Team Canada
You may recognize this fresh faced snow bunny from McMorris & McMorris, the 2013 MTV show that profiled the life of him and his snowboarding brother. Sadly, the docu-series lasted only one season — but the good news is that you can keep up with the decorated pro-snowboarder on the ‘gram.

Amsterdam and all her charms ???⛸ . #dayoff #iamsterdam #travel #amsterdam

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Justine Dufour-Lapointe

Freestyle Skiing, Team Canada
On the slopes, this 23-year-old mogul skier is a two time Olympic medalist (gold in 2014, and silver in 2018.) But on her Insta, Dufour-Lapointe shares #OOTD inspo worthy of a different, but equally as impressive, title: Street Style Star.

Chloe Dufour-Lapointe

Freestyle Skiing, Team Canada
Seeing double? Chloe is Justine Dufour-Lapointe’s younger sister — and she’s also an Olympic medalist in the moguls event. But our favourite thing about these standout siblings isn’t their athletic ability: it’s the super sweet Insta-captions they write about each other. There’s nothing like a #sisters #love.

Bamboo forest!! ? #hawaii #bamboo

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Max Parrot

Snowboard, Team Canada
Parrot’s feed is mostly snowboards, medals and podiums — which TBH isn’t all that exciting. But he sometimes posts pics of his dogs, and he has an impressive 137K followers.

Nothing you wear is more important than your smile! #fighton✌?

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Dara Howell

Freestyle Skiing, Team Canada
Howell was the first freestyle skier to win a gold medal in slopestyle at the inaugural event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Follow her for girl power quotes,#fitnessgoals and wavey hair inspo.

Kaillie Humphries

Bobsleigh, Team Canada
Sure Humpries has two Olympic gold medals — but that’s not why we love her. The bobsleigh champ is also and activist and motivational speaker: “When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing, then you are doing what u are meant to be doing!”


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Gabrielle Daleman

Figure Skating, Team Canada
This 20-year-old figure skater — and newly minted gold medalist — is serving up all kinds of make-up lewks on her Instagram.

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