Selfie Olympics

Selfie Olympics

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Updated Mar 04, 2019 at 03:38PM EST by Brad.

Added Jan 03, 2014 at 01:25PM EST by Brad.

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Selfie Olympics, also known as Trick Shot Selfie, is a photo fad that involves taking a mirror-shoot selfie in a bathroom while posing in a physically challenging manner or partaking in an unusual activity.


On November 21st, 2013, FreeOnSmash blogger Rock Burgundy[1] tweeted a photograph of a young man taking a mirror-shot selfie while holding his phone with both hands to the side of his head, coining the hashtags #trickshotselfies and #AND1selfieleague.


On the morning of December 25th, 2013, Twitter[2] user YungTumbleweed shared a selfie of a young man in a climbing position around a door. The tweet (shown below, left) quickly spread beyond the user's followers, accumulating more than 2,300 retweets and 1,600 favorites in the first week.

Later that same day, LittleMissSunshine tweeted[3] (shown below, center) another selfie of a young man posing on top of the bathroom sink while supporting himself against the wall, using the hashtags #And1SelfieLeague and #TrickShotSelfies.

On January 3rd, 2014, the Twitter[4] account SelfyOlympics was launched to curate a variety of mirror-shot selfies taken in all sorts of challenging poses. Within hours of its creation, the hashtag became a trending topic on Twitter.[5][6][7][8] Four days later, the account changed their user name to @SelfyGames (example below, right).[9]

Selfie game: ET Go home

2018 Revival

Four years later, on February 18th, 2018, Twitter[10] @Bradleysanborn tweeted a series of selfies with the caption "we're bringing back the #selfieolympics in 2018." The post (shown below) received more than 67,000 retweets and 187,000 likes in three days.

Several media outlets covered the return of the Selfie Olympics, include BuzzFeed, [11] TIME,[12] The Daily Dot[13] and more.

we're bringing back the #selfieolympics in 2018

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I hope to bring back the Gold for my country! #SelfieOlympics
A friend posted the best selfie.lIve ever seen..

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