#London2012 – Socialympics and the Twitter Games (infographic)

28 Jul 2012

Image by LOCOG/London 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics are upon us, and the Games are expected to generate Olympic-sized traffic online and across social media. For instance, BBC is expecting 1 Terabit per second of traffic, reveals an infographic about the Olympics and consumers’ digital consumption of the event.

The infographic published by ExactTarget on Visual.ly takes a look at several subjects: the most popular Olympic sports based on followers, the most popular Olympic athletes, and how big an impact social media had at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

There’s also a quick look at previous Olympic host cities, an Olympics timeline, and fun facts about the Olympics in general and countries’ national anthems.

The London 2012 Olympics are on until 12 August.


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic