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London 2012 – A Very Social Olympic Games [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 2012 London Olympics are well underway and while China and the USA lead the medals table, Great Britain has had its most successful Games since it first hosted the event back in 1908. Team GB’s current tally of 22 golds and 48 total medals have surpassed its total at Beijing in 2008, and we still have a week to go. Not bad for a place roughly half the size of California.

Britain’s success aside, what London 2012 might most be remembered for is that this is the first truly social Olympics. Both Twitter and Facebook have seen remarkable growth over the last four years – Twitter has 23 times as many active users as it did in 2008 – and this, alongside the BBC’s world-beating television and online coverage (sorry NBC watchers) has led to an unprecedented level of social conversation.

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Which 10 Sports Are Getting The Most Social Buzz At The London Olympics? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 2012 London Olympics gets underway properly later today, with the opening ceremony set to take place at 9pm UK time (4pm ET).

While it’s true that the Games actually started Wednesday, the marquee sports events won’t begin until tomorrow. So which sports are the most popular? Which of the major Olympic events are getting the most social media buzz?

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Twitter, Facebook And The 2012 Olympics – The First Social Games [INFOGRAPHIC]

This summer’s Olympics will take place in London from July 27 through August 12, and some 10,500 athletes from an estimated 204 nations will compete in 302 events over 26 different sports.

Officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, the thirtieth edition of the modern games, this year’s event is being branded by many as the first social games. And when you consider the growth of Twitter and Facebook since the last summer Olympics in 2008, it’s easy to see why.

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