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Go behind the scenes in Rio with these 12 Olympic athletes on Instagram

Beach volleyball player April Ross, Team USA, has been taking her Instagram followers behind the scenes as she prepares for the Summer Olympics.
Beach volleyball player April Ross, Team USA, has been taking her Instagram followers behind the scenes as she prepares for the Summer Olympics. Instagram

The Summer Olympics in Rio are turning into the Social Media Games.

Just try to find an athlete who doesn’t have a cell phone on them. Good luck with that.

We’ve scoured recommendations from media outlets, pop culture websites — even Vogue magazine — to come up with 12 athletes to follow on Instagram over the next three weeks.

Sam Mikulak, USA, gymnastics

 

Thanks @_barber_q for the patriotic haircut ✂️#Ready4Rio

A photo posted by Samuel Mikulak (@samuelmikulak) on

Miles Chamley-Watson, USA, fencing

Ian Lariba, Philippines, ping pong

 

Ola Vinicius! #olympYANfriends #rioolympics2016mascot

A photo posted by Ian N. Lariba (@yannasiyan) on

April Ross, USA, beach volleyball

 

Where the magic happens getting tailored "backstage" at @poloralphlauren ❤️

A photo posted by April Ross (@aprilrossbeach) on

Simone Biles, USA, gymnast

 

the difference in the amount of tape we need for the Olympics cracks me up • Me (1) vs @alyraisman (?) haha

A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on

Rami Anis, Team Refugee (Syria), swimming

 

A photo posted by rami (@rami_anis) on

Allyson Felix, USA, track and field

Ruslan Zhaparov, Kazakhstan, taekwondo

Morghan King, USA, weightlifting

Aly Raisman, USA, gymnast

 

 

A photo posted by Alexandra Raisman (@alyraisman) on

Ryan Lochte, USA, swimming

 

Rio ready!! #2016 #olympics #usa by @RaymondMcCrea

A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on

Carlin Isles, USA, rugby

 

When the whole squad is about that life!! 112 in the building! #riodejaneiro #olympics #turnup #olympians

A photo posted by Carlin Isles (@carlinisles) on

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