PEOPLE Recommends: The Top 10 Athletes to Follow on Twitter

Olympic Games: Top Athletes to Follow on Twitter
From left: Tom Daley, Jordyn Wieber and Usain Bolt
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08/01/2012 08:45AM

The Summer Olympics are here – and that means fierce competition, heart-warming stories and, of course, Ryan Lochte's abs.

If you can't get enough of the summer games, get your fix 24/7 by following these current and veteran Olympians who deserve gold medals for excellence in Tweeting. Get behind-the-scenes scoop, commentary and more from these PEOPLE-approved athletes!

Jordyn Wieber, Gymnastics.
It's a safe bet she's the only athlete who'll post a pic of her attempt to teach Ryan Seacrest how to do a split. Plus, she is a People.com blogger!

Michael Phelps, Swimmer
The superstar American posts private pics and cheers on his teammates.





Tom Daley, Diving
Follow the adorable British star – and make sure you play nice. He's the only Olympian who managed to get someone arrested for Tweeting harassing comments his way during the Games!

Ryan Lochte, Swimmer
How can you not follow the first American to get a gold medal at the games? Plus, Lochte often retweets his fans, a.k.a., The LochteNation.



Hope Solo, Soccer
The sometimes-controversial Tweeter – Solo criticized NBC's commentator Brandi Chastain in a series of Tweets – also shares personal photos and details about the U.S. team online.



Usain Bolt, Track & Field
Can you keep up with the fastest man in the world? The sprinter shares his photos from the opening ceremony (where he carried the flag for Jamaica) and more.

Johnny Weir, Ice Skater
Who cares if he's not competing? The outspoken Olympian shares his (sometimes snarky) commentary on the games.



Nick Symmonds, Track & Field
The U.S. athlete shares behind-the-scenes shots from London and the Athletes' Village.



Kevin Durant, Basketball
At 2.6 million followers, the NBA star is the most-followed Olympian on Twitter. Plus: He's probably the only athlete Tweeting about taking a break to see a The Dark Knight during competition.

Lolo Jones, Track & Field
She's hilarous. 'Nuff said.

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