Follow the Top 10 Olympic Twitter Accounts

August 7, 2012 | Fernanda Garcia

Twitter Olympics

Stay in the know this season by following the top 10 Olympic Twitter accounts.


The official Twitter account for the U.S. Olympic Committee keeps you up-to-date in real time on Team USA’s Olympic endeavors.

Tweet: Way to go, @GabrielleDoug! Douglas is #TeamUSA's fourth ever Olympic all-around champion and earns her second GOLD of these Games!


Sanya Richards-Ross, the Jamaican-American track & field athlete who competes for the U.S., brings lots of game-day emotion and excitement to Twitter.

Tweet: The wait is finally over!!!! On the track tomorrow in round 1 of the 400m. WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!! #OperationGold


American hurdler Lolo Jones keeps her followers on their toes with unpredictable and unfiltered tweets.

Tweet: Still laying on couch since practice. Maybe in 30 I'll have energy to take shower. Interesting they're selling this furniture post-Olympics


The Empty Seat Twitter account is the strange first person account of an empty Olympic seat in the stands at the Olympic Games.

Tweet: It was my lifelong ambition to be an Olympic seat. To provide rest and comfort for cheering sports fans. I feel like such a failure.


American soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo has played for the U.S. women's national soccer team for 12 years. Solo has made headlines for her Twitter smackdowns of former player-turned-NBC-commentator Brandi Chastain.

Tweet: Lay off commentating about defending and gking until you get more educated @brandichastain the game has changed from a decade ago.


Follow Steve Wilson, Associated Press European sports editor, for a no nonsense scoop on The Olympic Committee.

Tweet: LOCOG confirmed that Japanese team in opening ceremony left stadium after doing lap in athletes march. Was their request. #london2012


Even actor Samuel L. Jackson keeps his followers informed with his constant stream of Olympic tweets.

Tweet: Maaaaaan....these Volleyboyz are AMPED! They put a SPIKEDOWN on Brazil! Go USA!


The NBC Delayed parody account will keep you laughing with tweets that poke fun at NBC’s decision to air the Olympics on tape delay for prime time.

Tweet: PRESS RELEASE: Not everyone on Twitter wants everything LIVE, 30,000+ love delayed news and sports.


British road racing cyclist Mark Cavendish is done with his competition in London 2012; however, you can still stay informed by his tweets, as he recently joined the BBC team to cover track cycling.

Tweet: As if being the 1st British Tour de France winner didn't make enough history, @bradwiggins just won his 7th Olympic medal! GOLD. #proud.


Follow Matthew Mitcham, the Australian diver and 10m platform champion in the 2008 Olympics, for an Olympian’s first-person take on the Games.

Tweet: @chuey108 send fanmail to me at the Australian Diving Team, Athlete's Village, London Olympic Park, England, the World. Ta Xx

Have a favorite Olympic Twitter account we didn't mention? Let us know in the comments below.



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