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What's Trending From London: Chiming In On Lolo Jones

Much of the action in the Twitterverse today centers on the media's coverage of U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones, who finished fourth in last night's 100-meter hurdlers and leaves the London Games without a medal. SB Nation's Bomani Jones wrote, "so the nyt said the push behind lolo was about sex appeal, not track. can you complain about that after being on 'today' w/no medal?" Syndicated radio host Jim Rome tweeted, "I have no issue w/ LoLo Jones' crazy self-promotion. Of course, she'd be a helluva lot more interesting if she at least medalled." The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre: "I don't get the American on American crime. Dawn Harper playing the respect card? Whatever." The Financial Times' Matthew Garrahan: "Ouch - Lolo Jones came fourth in the hurdles and to make matters worse the NYT makes her cry (quite literally)." Slate.com's Josh Levin: "If 60m hurdles was in Olympics, Lolo Jones--who holds U.S. record and 2 world titles--would be an American hero. But it's not, so she stinks."

Other Olympic tweets of interest:

SI's Grant Wahl: "83,000 tickets now sold for USA-Japan Olympic women's soccer final Thursday. Will break previous Olympic women's record of 76,481 (1996)."

BDA Sports Management COO Bill Sanders: "Best thing about the Olympics? Athletes go out on top. Swan songs for May/Walsh, Phelps etc. Hate to see stars compete past their prime."

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt: "France beats Spain with a goal with one second left in handball. 23-22. Handball, y'all. It's seriously the sickest event in the games."

Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski: "Watching Olympic BMX. Gonna destroy on 'Excitebike' when I get back home to my NES."

The Guardian's Georgina Turner: "'Oh, lovely!' I say to myself as I watch the jumping, having no actual idea what qualiies as lovely in the equestrian world."
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