Hello (at)Twitter world!!! I'm at (hash)Olympics. Shd be training not tweeting ... LOL
Laugh if you like, but there was a bit of a buzz Friday about athletes risking their medal chances with every ''tweet'' and ''like'' on Twitter and Facebook.
''I have found quite a close correlation between the number of tweets at competitive times and the level of under-performance,'' said Sebastian Coe, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 1,500 meters and the head organizer of what is being dubbed the ''Social Media Games.''
''From a personal perspective, when I was an athlete I just wanted complete and total focus,'' he said. ''I knew it was my time and that they don't come around that often. If I was focusing on trying to defend a title I wouldn't be reading Twitter, I wouldn't be interested in it. Why would I?''
British tennis star Andy Murray echoed those sentiments.
''You don't want to be on it (Twitter) too much,'' Murray said Friday. ''It's a bit like sitting on a computer 20 min...