SBD/August 6, 2012/Olympics

What's Trending From London: Olympians Taking Over The Twitterverse

With the London Games entering its final week, much of the Olympic Twitter fodder comes from the Olympians themselves. Many athletes are taking time to congratulate their fellow competitors, reflect on their experiences, or simply have a little fun. U.S. women’s soccer F Abby Wambach wrote, “Congrats to @andymurray and I have to say that roger federer is such a class act. #truechampion.” South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius tweeted, “I woke up this morning overwhelmed by the 1000's of messages of well wishes. Thank You for making this 1 of the Greatest moments of my life!” U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney: “Disappointed on how today turned out, but everything happens for a reason!! #noregrets.. Plus, the silver medal is actually pretty sick!!” U.S. men’s basketball F Anthony Davis: “I've been so busy that I forgot what day it was! #Olympics.” U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones: “Thanks @iamrashidajones for running that first race for me so i could rest up... They didn't even notice. I'll it from here my #lookalike.”

Other Olympic tweets of interest:

NBCSports.com’s Russ Thaler: “Wow.. Excel Centre is going wild for #katietaylor vs. @tashajonas.... Loudest it's been all games. For Men or Women.”

ESPN’s Michael Wilbon: “I'm sitting in boxing venue at 2 in the afternoon watching Ireland v Great Britain in women's boxing and God help me, but it's mesmerizing!”

Sports On Earth’s Tommy Tomlinson: “Just realized that Larry Munson calling the 100 meters would have been AWESOME.”

CBSSports.com’s Gregg Doyel: “I'd rather lose with college kids than win with LeBron, Kobe, etc. Not sure that's logical, but it's how I feel.”

Fox News’ Andy Levy: “Once you realize NBC doesn't treat the #Olympics as a sporting event everything about its coverage makes perfect sense.”

Oilers radio analyst Dan Tencer: “America: where you can watch a robot land on Mars in real time, but need to wait 10 hours for Olympic coverage on tape delay.”

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