Social media has made Olympic athletes much more accessible to fans around the world and that includes the 15 out LGBTQ athletes at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang.
Between competition and training, the athletes have found time to post on all manner of social media, with the photo-centric site Instagram being the medium of choice.
Here are some the Olympic moments shared by the out athletes:
Speedskater Brittany Bowe posted this photo of her and the other two out American Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy.
Snowboarders Cheryl Maas and Sarka Pancochova compete against each other and are also best friends.
We are half way through the Olympics, but more good times are coming up! Tomorrow is the first day of Big Air training, let’s do this! . . #netherlands #snowboarding #freestyle #nederland #olympischespelen2018 #pyeongchang2018 #sport #roadtokorea #korea #teamnl #teamoranje #bigair #olympics #olympischespelen #dutch #snowboard #winterolympics #roadtopyeongchang #slopestyle #pyeongchang #olympics2018 #snowboardteamnl #snowboarden #snowlife
Hockey player Emilia Andersson Ramboldt of Sweden posted a photo of her wife, Anna Ramboldt, and 6-month-old son, Walter, on Valentine’s Day.
American skater Adam Rippon loved a fan’s Valentine’s Day art.
Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff is proud of her fashion style.
Belgian figure skater Jorik Hendrickx posed with the Pyeongyang Olympic mascot Soohorang.
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, an Austrian ski jumper, had fun at the Opening Ceremonies.
Cross country skier Barbara Jezeršek was stoked as she matched Australia’s best ever Olympic result in the women’s 10K free.
Wow what a day!!What a race!! I can't put it in words - just frickin AWESOME THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WERE/ARE PART OF ME AND SUPPORTING ME ALL THIS TIME!!THIS RACE WAS FOR ALL OF U!! @ausolympicteam @7olympics @snowfitness @ausxc @kacskiclub @atomicnordic @nswinstituteofsport @tic_jezersko @visitmedvode @obcinamedvode
American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy has become besties with Adam Rippon.
Swiss snowboarder Simona Meiler and teammates are lords of the rings.
Kim Meylemans, a Belgian skeleton racer, was fired up about competing.
"If nothing we do matters, all that matters is what we do." The day has come - i'll be competing at the Olympic Games tomorrow. 8 years of hard work, 8 years of compromises & sacrifices, 8 years of dreaming of this moment - I won't let anyone, anything or any possible result take this historical moment from me. I'll push my heart out & i'll fight till the very last sec of my 4th run for myself and for the best country in the world ❤ Thank you all for the support messages - they mean the world to me... Watch live 12:20 belgian time on the 16th and 17th! @dirk.waem / belga image #lilbelgian #proudtobebelgian #notovertillitsover #warrior #tilltheend #mymoment #history #teambelgium
Sarka Pancochova, a Czech snowboarder, was in a dancing mood.
Figure skater Eric Radford was on a high after winning a gold in team and bronze in the pairs with partner Meagan Duhamel.
Sophie Vercruyssen, a Belgian bobsledder, took her turn on the Olympic rings.
Dutch speedskating queen Ireen Wüst never gets tired of adding to her collection.