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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.

@USOlympic

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!

@SanyaRichiRoss

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

@lolojones

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

@olympicseat

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.

@hopesolo

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.

@stevewilsonap

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

@SamuelLJackson

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!

@nbcdelayed

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.

@MarkCavendish

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.

@matthew_mitcham

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

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