Posted July 25, 2012 on AP on Fox

ROME - AUGUST 02: Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 4x 100m Medley Relay Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on August 2, 2009 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images) Getty Images
Michael Phelps sends pictures of his dogs in swimming gear. Jordyn Wieber and the rest of the U.S. gymnasts posed for a snapshot with Ryan Lochte. Track star Lolo Jones updates her followers on her training and television habits. Many of the top Olympians have active Twitter accounts, and the social media website is hoping to capitalize on its growing popularity during the London Games. Twitter is partnering with NBC Sports on an Olympics event page that will offer a curated feed of the most popular posts from the games. The site goes live Thursday. It is meant to go hand-in-hand with the broadcast coverage, giving users a real-time place to react to what they see on TV. ''The primary thing we're focused on with the events page is we want to bring the audience closer to the Olympics,'' said Andrew Fitzgerald, the manager of editorial programming for Twitter. ''And what that means in practical terms is we're really interested in tweets from athletes themselves, tweets from the org...
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