Published on April 21st, 20120
Olympic’s Unveil the Social Media Hub
If you’re a fan of the Olympics and loving spending time on social media, then this is something which might interest you. The athletes of the Olympics have finally come together to create a sort of Olympic Village on the web. The 2012 Olympic London Athletes Hub will bring the best, most intimate views of the Olympic Games to fans around the world.
As the 2012 summer games in London begin in just a few months, closer to the time, you’ll also be able to live-chat with athletes direct from the Olympic Village and see real-time results from the competitions.
All the athletes’ accounts are verified by a couple different agencies – therefore, all the updates, pictures, and videos that you will see and watch will be genuine and from the athletes themselves.
The hub will not only house those currently involved in the Olympics during 2012 but will also involve those from the past so you can get their views and opinions on what’s going on.
Also to make the site more fun and worthwhile spending some time, they have incorporated a game side to the hub – “The more athletes you follow, and content you unlock, the more points you receive, accumulating virtual prizes such as gold, silver and bronze medals from past Olympic Games, as well as real-world prizes which will be awarded as the countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games continues.”
The IOC does have some fairly strict guidelines about what can and can’t be posted onlineby Olympic participants during the games. Hopefully, this hub will be a way to aggregate and promote the “good” content for an eager global audience.