Olympics 2012: 10 Best Olympic Athletes to Follow on Twitter

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Olympics 2012: 10 Best Olympic Athletes to Follow on Twitter
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Welcome to the most interactive Olympic Games. We are only in day three of the 2012 London Olympics, and the athletes from almost every country represented are sharing their thoughts and feelings with their fans.

The truly amazing part of this communication explosion is that it is in most cases in real time. Of course we don't get tweets from the athletes while they are participating in events. However, it does not take long for them to find their phones after they finish competition. 

The great part of this communication exercise is that fans can share instantly their favorite athlete’s thoughts with others. This constant stream of behind-the-scenes information gives fans an access they have never had before at an Olympic Games.

So which athletes are the most prolific tweeters?

The easy ones to follow are NBA Stars Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, who are giving out constant content on Team USA Basketball. Tennis stars Serena Williams and Roger Federer are frequent tweeters as well.

But there are plenty of great athletes, some not yet household names, who are worthy of checking out during the Games. Here are ten of the most active and fun Olympians to follow during London Games.

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