The Olympic games are only a few hours away and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has done a great job in socialising the Games and create a better, more engaging experience for fans and athletes around the world.
The Olympic Athletes' Hub is a search engine-style website that connects fans to the hundreds of social networking streams of athletes and events on Twitter and Facebook.
The Hub also includes a live Athlete Q&A that allows athletes in the Olympic Village to chat directly with fans through the Hub.
Another component of the Athletes' Hub is called the Olympic Challenge, a game that will award points to Facebook users who correctly predict the winners of various Olympic events.
Also new is “Faces of Olympians”, a collaboration between the IOC and Instagram that showcases a collection of athlete photos taken throughout the Games. Olympians in the Athletes’ Village are being photographed as they pose with their best “Olympic Face”.
Here are all links:
The Olympics Social Media Hub - www.olympic.org/hub
The Olympics on Twitter - www.twitter.com/Olympics
The Olympics on Facebook - www.facebook.com/olympics
The Olympics on Google+ - http://goo.gl/RRrPg
The Olympics on foursquare - https://foursquare.com/olympics