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12:12 PM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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A general view of the Velodrome during previews ahead of the London Olympic Games on July 24, 2012 in London, England. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

ATLANTA -- The 2012 London Olympics begin Friday, and one of the best ways to get up-to-the-minute coverage of Team USA is to use social media.

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NBC has an Olympics app that allows viewers to connect with the Games, including individual events and athletes.

11Alive's own Karyn Greer and Chesley McNeil are covering the Olympics in London. Follow Karyn (@karyngreer), Chesley (@chesley11alive) and 11Alive photojournalist David Brooks (@cameramandavid) for some great local coverage. Use the hashtag #OlympicsATL when discussing Georgia-related topics.

Several of the Olympians with Georgia ties are also on Twitter:

Chris Colwill, Diving | @ColwillChris
Hyleas Fountain, Track & Field | @Hept_Chic
Justin Gatlin, Track & Field | @justingatlin
Andrew Gemmell, Swimming | @ADGemmell
Jonathan Hall, Shooting | @Jondh3188
Vincent Hancock, Shooting | @Vincent_hancock
Kathleen Hersey, Swimming | @KathleenHersey
Reese Hoffa, Track & Field | @hoffathrows
Tim Hornsby, Canoe/Kayak | @Tim_Hornsby
Eric Hurd, Canoe/Kayak | @EricHurdKayak
John Isner, Tennis | @JohnIsner
Kibwe Johnson, Track & Field | @KibweJohnson
Kara Lynn Joyce, Swimming | @karalynnpaisley
Carli Lloyd, Soccer | @CarliLloyd
Chaunte Lowe, Track & Field | @chauntelowe
Angel McCoughtry, Basketball | @angel_35
Aries Merritt, Track & Field | @amhurdlestar
Maya Moore, Basketball | @MooreMaya
Kelley O'Hara, Soccer | @kohara19
Allison Schmitt, Swimming | @arschmitty
Eric Shanteau, Swimming | @Shanteau
Angelo Taylor, Track & Field | @Angelo_Taylor
Christian Taylor, Track & Field | @Taylored2jump
DeeDee Trotter, Track & Field | @DTrott400m
Shannon Vreeland, Swimming | @s_vreeland
Amanda Weir, Swimming | @AmandaJoWeir

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