Summer Olympics 2012: Best Athlete Tweets, Twitpics and Instagrams from Day 12

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Summer Olympics 2012: Best Athlete Tweets, Twitpics and Instagrams from Day 12
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I never would have believed Day 12 would bring us such entertaining and painful tweets. What is so special about Day 12?

Nicolas Batum went renegade, Matthew Mitcham is threatening to go more than Commando, and Neymar may be doing a cameo with Ice Cube. I'm sure I'm misinterpreting the Brazilian star's Instagram, but you'll see what I mean.

This a very entertaining day of Olympic jock speak, via social media.

Check it out:

 

#Awesome Turnaround

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What a difference four years can make. Eric Shanteau tweets about his inspiring turnaround:

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#CanadaLove

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My boy Tom Daley mixing with the Canadian rhythmic gymnasts. If I were a 16-year-old Canadian boy, I wouldn't be able to think of a better picture to be in:

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#CerealKillers

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The "Fierce Five" reaping well-deserved benefits on a box of Corn Flakes:

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#GettingRowdyOnTheBackOfTheBus

The Fierce Five are enjoying themselves on a sick double-decker bus:

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#LondonEyeSights

Cool pic, but why does McKayla Maroney always look as though she's taking headshots for a starring role in Cruel Intentions 3?

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#BladeRunnerKickinKnowledge

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Awesome quote from a man who knows all about positive thinking:

 

#TallestGymnastEver

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Can you picture Candace Parker doing the floor exercise? Actually, that might be quite beautiful. But still, she's too tall for gymnastics.

 

#ThatsHowIPictureLondon

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Everyone that goes to London should take a picture like this. It is an impressive photo:

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#Trendsetter

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Sanya Richards-Ross is inspiring folks to rock the sleeves while running. Will Aaron Ross wear them during Jaguars games?

 

#BigHandLittleCan

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Brendan Hansen looks as though he was handed a can of ginger ale from a Lilliputian:

 

#IDontWantItToEnd

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Elizabeth Simmonds has gotten used to Olympic life. I can't say that I blame her.

 

#KerrisGuys

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Kerri Walsh catches two of the three guys in her life in a clowning moment.

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#WakeUpDude

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Cullen Jones' work in the pool is done, but apparently he's surfing the web for more opportunities. Check out the British hospitality:

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#WhatABleepingGreatRoutine

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I'd love to hear Samuel L. Jackson cover any sporting event as Jules from Pulp Fiction. Yeah, that would have to be on cable.

 

#WestsideConnection

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I had no idea Neymar was joining forces with Ice Cube, WC and Mack 10. Wessside!!!!

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#PictureIsWorthAThousandWords

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Nick Symmonds knows the rules, and he dances around them:

 

#CarefulWhatYouWishFor

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Sit next to the bed of a woman giving birth, and you'll never question if the complaining is justified again.

 

#NicBatumGotAllBall

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What is Nic Batum trying to prove? I know the ball looks different in international play, but this is ridiculous:

 

#MoreNastyNic

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Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski asked Nic Batum why he hammered the Spaniard's crotch, and this was his response:

 

#RegretfulNic

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See what happens when you let your emotions get the best of you?

 

#SeeNowICantRootForYou

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Matthew Mitcham pledges to bear all if he wins gold. I'm hoping he changes his mind or he gets the silver.

 

#GreatQuestionCandace

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This is the first time an athlete has come up with a question that made me think. LeBron James for sure, Derrick Rose and Cappie Pondexter.

 

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