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SBD/August 10, 2012/Olympics
What's Trending From London: Love For The Ladies
Published August 10, 2012
Entering the final games of the London Games, Twitter is buzzing with praise and commentary around the impact of women in the Olympics, including Thursday's Gold-Medal winning performance by the U.S. women's soccer team. President Barack Obama wrote, "Congrats to the U.S. women’s soccer team for a third straight Olympic gold. So proud. –bo." USOC Chief Communications Officer Patrick Sandusky posted, “How about this stat. If the #TeamUSA women were their own nation they would be third in gold medal count. One ahead of #TeamGB #girlpower.” Velo magazine's Neal Rogers tweeted, "Will this be remembered as Olympics when women's sports outshone men's? Women's cycling, soccer, boxing all more interesting than men's." SI's Grant Wahl: "USWNT also gets $1.5 million bonus as team for winning Olympic gold, $25,000 per player from USOC. 10-game US victory tour awaits." Actor Samuel L. Jackson: "All of IRELAND Raise A Pint for Katie Taylor's Gold Medal Russian beatdown!!" Lightninig D Mike Commodore: "Proud of the Canadian Women's soccer team...shook of a heartbreaking loss in semi's and pulled it together for #bronze."
Other Olympic tweets of interest:
BBC Radio’s Gordon Farquhar: “Locog say there may be more tickets for closing ceremony released on the day, once the stage set and scenery is in. (Goes in night before.)”
MSNBC's Willie Geist: "Me to 17-year-old boxing gold medalist @ClaressaShields: 'How'd you choose boxing?'. Shields: 'I just enjoy beating people up.'"
The AP’s Steve Wilson: “Oops. Seb stumbles badly over name of Babe Didrickson.”
U.S. women’s field hockey player Michelle Kasold: “Best thing about waking up at 5am for our game.... Seeing all the other athletes just returning to the Village after a night out!! #funny.”