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London Olympics Top 150 Million Tweets with Usain Bolt the Most Talked About Athlete 

As the London Olympics come to a close, over 150 million tweets have been sent about the games.  Usain Bolt was the most talked about Olympian, but the UK’s own Spice Girls set a new Olympic record of their own by inspiring 116,000 tweets per minute during the London 2012 closing ceremony.

Twitter has broken out the stats on its blog, noting that the 150 million tweets went out over the past 16 days.  During actual athletic competition, Jamaica’s Bolt was the hottest topic, garnering 80,000 tweets per minute (TPM) during his gold medal-winning 200m sprint and 74,000 TPM during his 100m run.

Andy Murray brought in the third-highest count during the actual games by attracting 57,000 TPM after winning the gold medal in men’s tennis singles.

Michael Phelps and Tom Daley came in behind Bolt…

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