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Olympic Officials To Spectators: Don’t Tweet, Unless You Have To

We’ve heard time and time again how effective the pairing between Twitter and sports events has been, but this is possibly the first time we’ve heard from sports organizers that fans shouldn’t tweet.
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The Social Olympics And The Twitter Games [INFOGRAPHIC]

While it’s actually been quietly chugging along for a couple of days now, the 2012 London Olympics really starts today, with the opening ceremony set to take place at 9pm UK time (4pm ET).

As we’ve discussed before, this is the first Olympics that will be covered in real time by social media, and Twitter will play a huge part. Indeed, everybody is forecasting data records to be set – the BBC is expecting one terabit per second of traffic.

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Which Olympic Sponsors Are The Most Talked About On Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Can you name one Olympic sponsor? Five? Ten? Apparently, lots of social media folks can, and do, name them on Twitter.
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Who Are The Most Socially Sponsorable Olympic Athletes? [INFOGRAPHIC]

As you might have noticed, celebrities have taken to social media in their droves. For professional athletes, these channels have allowed them to engage and interact with fans, naysayers and rivals, providing an almost endless supply of quotes and stories for the mainstream media.

With the 2012 London Olympics now officially underway (although the opening ceremony is, strangely, taking place tomorrow), the profile of the athletes taking part in these Games has never been higher. But which of these sporting stars’ personal brands is numero uno amongst potential sponsors?

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London Eye To Become Twitter Sentiment Gauge During Olympics

The London Eye will be transformed during the Olympics to show global Twitter sentiment towards the Games. The more enthusiastically you tweet, the brighter the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe will become.
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Swimmer Learns He’ll Be In Olympics On Twitter

In a story that certainly speaks to the #OnlyOnTwitter phenomenon, swimmer Ricky Berens found out he was headed for the Olympics earlier today from a tweet.
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Was It Right For Twitter To Suspend This Olympics Protest Account?

Twitter has suspended an account that has been vocal in its opposition to the Olympics.
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Increase Your Chances Of Winning Tickets To The London Olympics On Twitter

Are you planning to attend the 2012 Olympic Games in London? Well, if you would like to go, United Airlines is giving you a chance to get there for free – you just have to win their contest.

And when you tell your friends about the contest of Twitter and Facebook and they sign up too, you’ll get an extra entry for each of them. Kind of like an “increase my odds” finders fee.
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Twitter UK Hires Former BBC Sports Social Media Editor

Twitter is bolstering its UK office with the hire of a new team member, Lewis Wiltshire, a former BBC sports social media editor.
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Olympic Volunteers Can’t Tweet About The Celebs They See During The Games

The London Olympics are fast approaching, and they’ve come up with what appears to be a pretty antiquated stance on social media: no communication, whatsoever.
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