Twitter has made searching for an account’s first tweet pretty simple via this link.
So, here are some first tweets from notable Olympian accounts, in chronological order:
Started to Twitter
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) May 30, 2008
Hey everyone! Just got back from Bali! What a trip! Great waves but happy to be home !
— Shaun White (@shaunwhite) October 23, 2008
Slaying at the House of Lance
— Taylor Phinney (@taylorphinney) October 25, 2008
figuring out how to use twitter at the upcoming races!
— USATF (@usatf) January 21, 2009
On the plane to Frankfurt from Philly. Everyone is still upset about the Eagles…
— Carl Lewis (@Carl_Lewis) January 25, 2009
hugged and high-fived dozens of people today while on mascot duty!
— VANOC (@2010Tweets) February 13, 2009
— Chad Hedrick (@chadhedrick) April 4, 2009
finally stopped resisting and joined twitter.
— Ato Boldon (@AtoBoldon) April 21, 2009
just had a hard practice, now i am about to chow down on some wings.
— Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) April 26, 2009
U.S. Figure Skating is the official governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States.
— U.S. Figure Skating (@USFigureSkating) April 27, 2009
Home from L.A! Dreaming about Chanel Paris-Moscou collection!
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) May 14, 2009
Check out USA Gymnastics…we're tweeting now!
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) May 29, 2009
Getting ready to test the new website!
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) June 13, 2009
Do you have any idea what it's like to only have one person following your twitter?! And trevor young to boot… Haha, I mean- What up trev?
— Charlie White (@CharlieaWhite) June 23, 2009
Just started this tweety bird thing… We'll see how it goes. Still skeptical
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) June 27, 2009
i had to set up an account to see who had an account in my name.rungrinch did a great job! thanks! please email me so i know who you are.
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 13, 2009
Wasn't sure the whole twitter thing was for me, but what better way to spread word about helping others…
— Meryl Davis (@Meryl_Davis) October 15, 2009
Donovan is here, watch out!
— Donovan Bailey (@donovanbailey) January 4, 2010
michael johnson performance
— Michael Johnson (@MJGold) January 17, 2010
Transfer pending to the International Olympic Committee.
— Олимпийские игры (@Olympic) April 27, 2010
Just got Twitter…cool
— Ashton Eaton (@AshtonJEaton) August 29, 2010
Excited for finals at the xmas meet tonight!!! And pumped to have friends and a @hilaryphelps there!!
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) December 11, 2010
@aschlopy yea son what a good night, watched a cat fight with this kid
— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) January 10, 2011
Koi 40 W 40th st 212 921 3330 take 42nd to bryant park0
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) June 1, 2011
Sitting @ orthodontist w my older girls
— Mary Lou Retton (@marylouretton) June 29, 2011
Have no idea how to work this thing but hopefully I'll learn:) #thankyoukendallhiggins
— Missy Franklin (@FranklinMissy) September 1, 2011
Hanging with @brendanhansen22 after a fatty American burger pic.twitter.com/JWhQhNEs
— Jason Lezak (@JasonLezak) July 19, 2012
After a few imposters, I have finally been convinced to get a twitter. Will be verified soon!
— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) August 9, 2012
— Bonnie Blair C (@bonnieblair) January 26, 2014