Gold, silver and bronze tweets: What did US athletes say to the world after medaling?
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The 2006 Winter Olympics were a few months removed from Turin when the social networking site Twitter was born, but now, as a plethora of live-tweeted events, the #SochiProblems hashtag and sponsored tweets show, it has become an integral part of the spectacle. Through Twitter, Olympians can share real-time reactions to events on the ground, and many of this year's athletes — including some who live and train in Utah — took advantage of it. But what does one say to the world immediately after winning a coveted Olympic medal? An examination of the tweets of U.S. Olympians who medaled in the Games show elation, gratitude, patriotism, and yes, sometimes candid disappointment. Click through to see a sampling of gold, silver and bronze-medal tweets:
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