With the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympic Games drawing ever closer, here are the top 10 tweets from Week 2 of the Games. Just like the top 10 tweets from pool side, the only qualifying criteria is good tweets. Enjoy.
1 – Eric Shanteau (@Shanteau)
Shanteau is one of the most inspirational men in sports. After having to miss the Beijing Games due to being diagnosed with testicular cancer, Eric finally achieved his dream of winning Olympic gold in London. What an inspirational story of perseverance.
4 yrs ago I left Beijing to fight cancer, now I am leaving London to celebrate thislockerz.com/s/232431514
— Eric Shanteau (@Shanteau) August 8, 2012
2 – NYT Olympics Live (@LondonLive)
Want to see how fast Usain Bolt is in comparison to every other 100m medals from the Games? Here's your chance. Just click on the link in the tweet to watch a sweet film on Bolt and all medalists from throughout history.
3 – Matthew Mitcham (@matthew_mitcham)
All you can say about this tweet from Mitcham is that the man loves Vegemite.
4 – Canadian Moose (@CDNOlympicMoose)
We all know the Olympic Village is all about having fun these days, but come on, who steals the ears off a mascot moose?!
— Canadian Moose (@CDNOlympicMoose) August 5, 2012
5 – Nick Symmonds (@NickSymmonds)
American runner Nick Symmonds strikes me as a pretty chill dude who just handles his business.
I feel like running. Im going to go to the Olympic Stadium and do some of that now.
— NickSymmonds (@NickSymmonds) August 7, 2012
6 – Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker)
Having a debate…if you could pick 1 NBA player and one WNBA player to train for 2016100/200 m who would you pick and why? — Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) August 8, 2012
7 – Oscar Pistorious (@OscarPistorius)
I'm an unashamed Pistorious fan. He is just flat out inspirational.
Your Attitude determines your Latitude. Make this life count. — Oscar Pistorius (@OscarPistorius) August 8, 2012
8 – Matthew Mitcham (@matthew_mitcham)
Nick D'Arcy got dragged across hot coals just for doing what countless people on holidays do (even though the AOC has recently lightened it's restrictions on D'Arcy and teammate, Kenrick Monk). Imagine what the AOC would do to Mitcham if he did this?
— Matthew Mitcham (@matthew_mitcham) August 8, 2012
9 – Asafa Powell (@officialasafa)
Going down injured in his last Games probably isn't the way Asafa planned it, but at least the Godfather of Jamaican sprinting was humble in the end.
— Asafa Powell (@officialasafa) August 6, 2012
10 – Kevin Love (@kevinlove)
Kevin has been a mainstay throughout these Olympic updates, mainly due to his great Instagramming. Sweet look, Kevin.
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 7, 2012
That's it from us for now, guys. What's been your favourite tweet so far from #London2012?