London Olympics: 5 social media triumphs

There’s been a lot of chatter about the gaffes, but let’s look at the moments when the athletes—and social media—shone in the games’ first weekend.

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Over the weekend, the #NBCfail hashtag emerged on Twitter as fans tweeted their anger about NBC’s tape delay.

Elsewhere on Twitter, the brewing controversy over empty seats spawned the cheeky account @OlympicSeat, while U.S. women’s soccer goalie Hope Solo drew criticism for slamming commentator Brandi Chastain in a tweet. And there’s the Greek triple-jump entrant whose questionable tweet got her booted from her team before the games even started.

It’s too bad these examples are grabbing so much coverage, because the positive moments on social media far outweigh the gaffes.

Here are five examples of (mostly U.S.-centric) social media triumphs at the London Games:

Jordyn Wieber’s mom gives her daughter a “Twitter hug.”

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