The 2012 Summer Olympics On Twitter – Numbers Breakdown
This has been pushed as the first 'Twitter Olympics' and the numbers do not lie, as 150 million tweets were sent about the Olympics. Here is a breakdown of the Twitter Olympics:
Tweets posted about the Olympics from around 140 million active Twitter users.
Mentions of the Olympics opening ceremony on Twitter in a single day
Tweets per minute about Usain Bolt's 200-meter gold win, the record for tweets per minute during Olympic competition
Tweets per minute (or roughly 2,000 per second) about the Spice Girls performance during the closing ceremonies, the record for that evening
Tweets per minute about Bolt's 100-meter gold win
Olympians who garnered more than 1 million tweets (from first to tenth place, they are: Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Tom Daley, Ryan Lochte, Gabby Douglas, Andy Murray, Kobe Bryant, Yohan Blake, Lee Chong Wei, Lebron James)