As excitement levels in Great Britain rise another gear, I shall be giving a low down of my top 10 favourite participants in the 2012 London Olympics.
With the Olympics starting on 27th July and finishing on the 12th August, it will be fascinating to see how many followers each of the ten participants can generate while they are competing.
My Top 10 Athletes in The London Olympics 2012
10. Jessica Ennis
Just making the top ten, Jessica is a track and field specialist, in which she will be competing in the Heptathlon. Jessica is one of the favourites to achieve gold in this summers London Olympics.
Jessica has 184,453 of followers and you can follow her at @j_ennis
9. Michael Phelps
American Swimmer, Michael Phelps, will be looking to add to his 16 medals, which include 14 gold medals, and possibly beating many of the records that he currently holds.
Michael has 251,068 of followers and you can follow him at @MichaelPhelps
8. Tom Daley
Tom Daley is a young British diving hopeful and will be competing in his second Olympic games after appearing in Beijing when he was only 17 years old.
Tom has 258,260 of followers and you can follow him at @TomDaley1994
7. Kevin Love
Aged 23, basketball player Kevin Love will be making his debut at the London Olympics. The 6ft 10in power forward, or centre, will be looking to carry on his International record after achieving gold in the FIBA World Championship in Turkey.
Kevin has 312,993 of followers and you can follow him at @kevinlove
6. Caroline Wozniacki
Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is tipped to reach the womens finals at the 2012 Olympics in London after only reaching the 3rd round in 2008.
Caroline has 383,263 of followers and you can follow her at @carowozniacki
5. Hope Solo
Hope Solo is an American Goalkeeper playing club football for Seattle Sounders Women. Since her international debut in 2000, she has made over 119 appearances.
Hope has 434,004 of followers and you can follow her at @hopesolo
4. Usain Bolt
Usain ‘lightning’ Bolt, is a 100m, 200m and 400m sprinter, from Jamaica. Seemingly unbeatable, Bolt won gold across all the events he participated in during the 2008 Olympics.
Usain has 580,330 of followers and you can follow him at @usainbolt
3. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is a right handed Serbian Tennis player who won bronze at the Beijing games in 2008. Novak is currently ranked 2nd in the world and has 30 titles to his name.
Novak has 1,077,495 of followers and you can follow him at @DjokerNole
2. Serena Williams
US Tennis player, Serena Williams, is a twice Olympic gold medalist at the 2000 and 2008 games, beating Netherlands and Spain in doubles.
Serena has 2,862,662 of followers and you can follow her at @serenawilliams
1. LeBron James
LeBron is an American Basketball player for the Miami Heart, he will be playing for the USA Basketball team in his 3rd Olympic games. Previously he picked up a gold and bronze medal in the Beijing and Athens Olymnpics.
LeBron has 5,416,663 of followers and you can follow him at @kingjamess
The Top 10 Participants on Twitter
|Participant||Twitter Username||No. of Followers||Overall Ranking|
Please note, that the number of followers were accounted for on 16th of July 2012 and have not been updated since.