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Twitter Me This ... 2012

Rugby League Express editor Martyn Sadler: "In less than 40 years Aussie #rugbyleague progressed from being worth almost nothing to more than a billion dollars"

Manchester Evening News' Mike Keegan: "Thanks Sunday Times for that lovely picture of Rooney's leg just as I was about to eat breakfast."

Benchmark Sport head of communications Adam Fraser: "Elements of the Lance Armstrong story are so close to satire that The Onion's report almost reads as straight facts..."

U.K. Olympian Mo Farah: "It's 4.30am!!! And I'm still up....!! The TWINS are keeping me up....!!! HELP...!!!!!"

London Guardian's Richard Williams: "The Indonesian athletes appear to be the only ones without a costume/uniform. I'm cheering for them. Come as you are."

London Independent's Sam Wallace: "It's cold as ice up there on the stage between Messi & Iniesta on one side & Ronaldo on the other. I do love a grudge"

London Times' Matt Dickinson: "Off to Goalball to see how easy it is being a goalkeeper when you are blindfold"

London Daily Mail's Mike Dickson: "Found a novel way of avoiding being stopped by customs at Heathrow this morning - walk a few steps behind Andy Murray."

Bloomberg's Tariq Panja: "Kagawa clearly a decent player but his power to pull sponsors is clear. Of the 8 new deals since July 1, four are with Japanese companies."

The Scotsman's Martyn McLaughlin: "Here is Clyde the Thistle, the official mascot of #Glasgow2014 (and a distant cousin of Sonic the Hedgehog, it seems)"

London Guardian's Moscow correspondent Miriam Elder: "The Sochi Olympics have apparently released their slogan: "Hot. Cool. Yours." Sounds like a typical exchange at a Moscow nightclub."

London Telegraph's Harry Wallop: "Could there be a more American collection of names than its Ryder Cup team: Bubba, Webb, Zach, Brandt, Dustin, Jim, Steve?"

The New Paper's Iain Macintosh: "Phil Mickelson applauds Justin Rose, even though it puts him under pressure. Hmmm...perhaps there can be peace between our peoples."

Bolton Wanderers FC player Stuart Holden: What's latest on the Ryder Cup? Do I make the bold switch from NFL on tv to Ryder Cup? #lifechangingdecisions

Speed's F1 reporter Will Buxton: "Just to be clear, I will save my thoughts on Schumacher and the morally repugnant shadow he cast on F1 for something longer than a tweet ;-)"

London Times' Tony Barrett: "Is today's message to footballers that they can stamp, dive and elbow but woe betide them if they use naughty words in a tweet?"

ESPN's Kristi Dosh: "NFL tells me UK game sells more merch on game day than any other event on the UK's calendar."

BBC presenter Gary Lineker: "I'd love to know how the FA determine the fines. Do they sit round a table and start bidding like an auction? Do I have 70K? 80? 90K? Sold!"

Cyclist Mark Cavendish: "Are people so naive they think cycling's the only sport with a hidden past? Maybe it's just the only sport where a hidden past's come out."

Evening Standard's Tim Nichols: "Racism, diving, foul language, coin-throwing fans, video tech. Would be lovely to be talking about the actual football for once"'s Tim Stannard: "Someone in Madrid may not have enjoyed their cornflakes and paper this morning. 1st 15 pages in Marca dedicated to Messi winning golden boot"

HITS Dir of Running Festivals Barry Siff: Cycling sponsor suing UCI over Armstrong saga … Not sure this enhances Skins' image in endurance world. #badPRmove

BBC correspondent Dan Roan: "Both Wiggins & Sutton hospitalised within hours of each other. There's been 104 cycling fatalities in Britain this year already."

South China Morning Post's James Porteous: ""There will be no positive impact at all on people’s lives and national economic development". Hanoi Man On Street as it wins Asian Games"

Visa Global Head of Sponsorships Ricardo Fort: "FIFA WC Brazil budget is 1.7 Bi above target. If London Olympics got it wrong, why would Brazil be on target ?"

Synergy Sponsorship CEO Tim Crow: "Rio 2016 will stage its Opening Ceremony before London Olympic Stadium re-opens!"

Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber: "At a VIP dinner last night an American woman asked me"where are you from?" I said Australia, she said "wow your English is amazing""

London Telegraph's Jacquelin Magnay: "So if David Beckham is released from LA Galaxy next month will he go to Australia (sun) or China (money)?

English footballer David James: "Is sustainable football, an oxymoron?"

Australian golfer Matt Griffin: "We won the court case!! Golfers can play where they want in Asia now without restriction we hope!! #justice!!!!!!"

Brasileiro Atlético-MG President Alexandre Kalil announcing Ronaldinho's return: "Vocês queriam. Ele ficou!" ("You guys wanted it. He's staying!")

Australia's Channel 9 presenter Ken Sutcliffe: "Writing story on Ricky Ponting's test career for tonights much material,just can't get it all in..just want to do him justice."

Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi: "So I got banned, now the IOA gets banned, they says things like these normally happen in three's.. Wonder what's next!!"

EPL Head of Public Relations Philip Dorward: "As Scotland has already successfully survived one armageddon in 2012 I'm pretty confident the motherland will breeze through tomorrow."