Olympics 2012: 7 Athletes You Should Follow on Twitter

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One of the best parts about watching the 2012 London Olympics is the ability for fans to stay connected with many of the biggest athletes through Twitter.

Indeed, a good chunk of the stars from Team Red, White and Blue have been tweeting up a storm during the first week of competition, from Michael Phelps to the adorable 17-year-old champ Missy Franklin.

But just whom should you be following?

Well, that is the question of the games. To help you narrow down your selections, Celebuzz has put together a list of seven athletes worth keeping an eye on.

Have a look below, then be sure to return to Celebuzz throughout the Olympics for full coverage of the Games.

1.) Michael Phelps
Sport: Swimming
Handle: @MichaelPhelps

2.) Jordyn Wieber
Sport: Gymnastics
Handle: @jordyn_wieber

3.) Missy Franklin
Sport: Swimming
Handle: @FranklinMissy

4.) Lolo Jones
Sport: Track and Field
Handle: @lolojones

5.) Ryan Lochte
Sport: Swimming
Handle: @ryanlochte

6.) Kobe Bryant
Sport: Basketball
Handle: @KingJames

7.) Kim Rhode
Sport: Shooting
Handle: @KimRhode