What's Trending From London: Love For The Ladies
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.”