People Saying 'Hi' to the U.S. Women's Gymnastics TeamS

As many commentators have observed, the 2012 London Olympics are the first "social media games" — and boy, are they. Not only does Twitter provide a platform for breaking results and discussing sports, it also gives fans the opportunity to connect with their idols. Just check out the way these folks are using Twitter to bring a whole new level of audience participation to the Olympic games:

[image via AP]