The #SelfieOlympics are turning selfies into a competitive sport

Ahead of the Winter Olympics, the Internet is mounting bathroom doors for the #SelfieOlympics. This was really just a matter of time. 

 

Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Jan 3, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 10:20 pm CDT

It was only a matter of time before people approached selfies not as an expression of existence but as a competitive sport. 2014 is that time.

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Ahead of the Winter Olympics next month, the hashtag #SelfieOlympics has been trending on Twitter, as have #selfiegame and #and1selfieleague. The latter references the AND1 basketball videos, and the photos are next-level feats of selfie strength. The account @SelfieChallenge is another resource for the new Internet sport, encouraging us all the get over our peace signs and duckfaces and change up the selfie game in 2014.

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This started late last night, with many people taking photos while hanging on their bathroom doors. The submissions so far are top-notch:

The Breaking And Entering Selfie #selfiegame pic.twitter.com/bKnHwZYKqy

— SELFIE CHALLENGES (@SelfieChallenge) January 3, 2014

PANCAKES IN THE BATHROOM #And1SelfieLeague pic.twitter.com/q8GM0EmHy1

— RAPDOSE.COM (@PhillyCustoms) January 3, 2014

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omg the 3 bottles of care free curl in the bottom right pic. RT @ReaganGomez: #And1SelfieLeague pic.twitter.com/79T9AtsNAs

— Brokey McPoverty (@brokeymcpoverty) January 3, 2014

Mom said hang the towel up #SelfieOlympics pic.twitter.com/XA93ozmdwW

— Smity WeberManJensen (@LewisBantam) January 3, 2014

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pic.twitter.com/jqLx8SDE7L

— The Selfie Olympics (@OlympicSelfiess) January 3, 2014

IM SLEEP THO #And1SelfieLeague pic.twitter.com/tNtWYyWdJD

— #THENOCHILLGOD (@RIPLOUISSTEVENS) January 3, 2014

Inspiring. Wonder how many bathroom doors/sinks were broken in the process of documentation, and how many other inanimate objects will be mounted this weekend in the quest for the ultimate selfie.

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Image via @Selfie_Olympics/Twitter

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*First Published: Jan 3, 2014, 3:41 pm CST