Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Fourth-Place Medal

Ashley Wagner dethrones Lolo Jones as top-searched Olympian

Mike Oz
Fourth-Place Medal

Heading into the Sochi Games, Lolo Jones was the most sought-out Olympian according to Yahoo Web searches. But now, a week into the Games, Jones — the Team USA track athlete turned bobsledder — has been dethroned. 

The new No. 1 according to Yahoo search data? Team USA figure skater Ashley Wagner, who was thrust into Internet fame when her disappointed reaction to a score became one of the top memes of the Olympics. 

[Photos: Aliona Savchenko’s hot pink bodysuit]

Gracie Gold, Julia Mancuso and Shaun White remain hot search-engine commodities, while snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg cracked the top 10 after his gold medal in slopestyle. Here are Yahoo's top Olympian searches from the past seven days, along with the list from 30 days before the Opening Ceremony.

[Video: How Jamie Anderson powers through fear]

Most-searched Olympians, past seven days
1. Ashley Wagner (figure skating)
2. Julia Mancuso (alpine skiing)
3. Gracie Gold (figure skating)
4. Shaun White (snowboarding)
5. Julia Lipnitskaia (figure skating)
6. Olga Graf (speedskating)
7. Jamie Anderson (snowboarding)
8. Heidi Kloser (skiing)
9. Lolo Jones (bobsled)
10. Sage Kotsenburg (snowboarding)

View photo


Lolo Jones at a pre-Olympics press conference. (Getty Images)

Most-searched Olympians, 30 days before Opening Ceremony
1. Lolo Jones (bobsled)
2. Ashley Wagner (figure skating)
3. Gracie Gold (figure skating)
4. Mikaela Shiffrin (alpine skiing)
5. Shaun White (snowboarding)
6. Julia Mancuso (alpine skiing)
7. Polina Edmunds (figure skating)
8. Kikkan Randall (cross-country skiing)
9. Bode Miller (alpine skiing)
10. Jason Brown (figure skating)

[Throwback photos: Olympians as kids]

In addition to the individual athletes, here are some of the top Olympic moments that rank high in Yahoo's search data: the Ashley Wagner meme, Heidi Kloser's crash, Olga Graf's near wardrobe malfunction and J.R. Celski's injury. People were also curious how old Gracie Gold is (she's 18), who Meryl Davis is dating (not her skating partner Charlie White) and what Shaun White's short-and-clean haircut looks like.

More Winter Olympics coverage on Yahoo Sports:

- - - - - - -

Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

View Comments (223)