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London 2012 comes alive in Olympian tweets - Part I

With an unprecedented number of athletes on Twitter, London 2012, without a doubt, will be the most tweet-mazing Olympic Games in history. Let these bite-sized stories bring the world's largest sporting event to life. [Part I: 07/23-07/31]

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  1. UPDATE: PART II OF THIS SERIES CAN BE FOUND HERE.  
  2. Olympians Take Protest to Twitter 

  3. On Sunday July 29th, the hashtags "#WeDemandChange" and "#Rule40" became a common sight on the Twitter streams of Olympians - many of which are track and field athletes sponsored by the sporting giant Nike. These athletes were responding to Rule 40, an IOC regulation that forbids Olympians from advertising for non-sponsors of the Olympics just before or during the Games. In these very social Olympic Games, that means no tweeting about Nike, which is a brand that actually helps many athletes fund their dreams through sponsorships. 

  4. A Gold Medal Breakfast

  5. Dana Vollmer (USA), Olympic gold medalist in the 100 m. butterfly, shares her winning breakfast routine. 
  6. Unusual Sights 

  7. Olympic Hardware: Up Close and Personal  

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