The week’s best social media developments from London

They haven’t called them the Social Games for nothing.

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Viewers continued to hammer NBC for its tape-delay coverage, while eight badminton players were disqualified for throwing their matches.

But the Social Games, as their being called, has seen its share of triumphs on social media—five of which we highlighted on Monday. Here are nine more from the first week of the London Games:

On Instagram, the 2012 Olympics look amazing with a vintage sheen.

The popularity of photo-sharing service Instagram is surging, with more than 80 million people using the platform. Among those users are the Olympic athletes and those attending the games.

While Twitter is the belle of the Social Games ball, Instagram has shined as a way for people to share images from the events. For instance, there’s this shot of the Royal Couple, courtesy of E! Online:

And this one of former U.S. Olympians Shawn Johnson and Shaun White:

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