Quick, name five athletes competing in the Winter Olympics next month in Sochi, Russia. Nope, Lindsey Vonn isn’t competing due to injury. Okay, so you pretty much have that red-haired snowboarder dude — Shaun White — and that’s likely it. Don’t feel bad though — YouTube now has your back. Because NBC has a total Draconian lockdown on all livestreams and feeds relating to the Olympics in the U.S.A., YouTube is getting in on the games by focusing on the backstories and characters involved.
There are only a few videos posted to the YouTube-ran channel at the moment, but as the countdown timer posted on the site reminds us — there are still 30 days until the games begin.
Didn’t think you gave a damn about the Winter Olympics? Well you just might after you get to know the lives and stories of athletes who have trained their whole lives just to mess up your NBC broadcasting for two weeks in February.
Here’s more Olympic-tinged reporting: