What's Trending From London: Something In The Water
While swimming, gymnastics and track & field have been dominating the Twittersphere for much of the London Games, the exciting finish to today's U.S.-Australia women's water polo match caused a spike in interest for the sport. The N.Y. Times' Ben Rothenberg wrote, "Insane finish to U.S.-AUS water polo semifinal. U.S. coach pulls a Chris Webber, calls illegal timeout with one second left. Aussies tie it." Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy: "USA water polo coach takes blame for TO. So, since Webber incident never happened, such an error will henceforth be known as a 'Krikorian.'" N.Y. Post's Mike Vaccaro tweeted, "Good lord. I come to water polo for a fun column about blood in the water and I get the '72 basketball final instead. #London2012." ESPN's Rick Reilly: "I really believe the Underwater Women's Water Polo Cam is the greatest invention since pasteurization. #Olympics." CSN Bay Area's Ann Killion: "I get exhausted just watching water polo. It looks like synchronized drowning. USA-AUS."
Other Olympic tweets of interest:
The Guardian's Sam Jones: "#IOC now clarifying their claim that global #Olympic TV audience is 4.8bn. Now saying that is the 'potential' global TV audience."
Sky Sports' Orla Chennaoui: "LOCOG say empty velodrome seats could be people arriving late or going to buy coffee. Think I'd save that coffee until Hoy was done myself.."
BBC Radio's Gordon Farquhar: "Do the mini Minis collecting discus and hammers from field of play constitute advertising inside 'clean' Oly stadium? No say IOC."
ESPN's Darren Rovell: "Chinese Hurdler Liu Xiang was given the benefit of the doubt when he pulled out in Beijing. His failure today now makes him unmarketable."
U.S. Gold Medal-winning pole vaulter Jenn Suhr: "Who knew that everyone wants to talk to you when you win gold. Having a blast today at NBC."
U.S. Bronze Medal-winning tennis player Lisa Raymond: "Just got stopped at security due to my medal- happily obliged : ))"
Blogger Rush the Court: "Jalen Rose is right. Calling the US women's gymnastics team the 'Fab Five' is lazy. They actually won something."