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Olympians get down and social with their fans

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July 20, 2012

Olympians get down and social with their fans

The six-time Olympic medalist is expected to feature in one of London 2012?s most anticipated showdowns, a head-to-head contest with compatriot Michael Phelps in the 200m and 400m individual medley events.

Lochte, recently voted ESPN?s ?most awesome body in sport?, seemed to have a tough time deciding which member of his besotted fan-base to get in touch with.

?I am going to randomly choose someone to call. I think I need some fan support today to keep me going!!!? he tweeted. ?You guys are great. HMMMM who am I going to call??????

Lochte settled on dedicated follower @jeahlochte, named in reference to the laid-backed star?s trademark response of ?Jeah!?

?It was so amazing i can’t even explain it [sic],? she tweeted. ?i just asked him some questions and gave him support for London [sic].? She added that Lochte said he ?was really tired?.

Using social media to interact with fans is fast becoming the norm for Olympians in the run-up to the Games.  

Great Britain?s men?s rowing quad held a live Q&A to openly discuss training advice, their early careers and post-Olympic plans.

However, teammate Alan Campbell joined in the questioning by asking such oddities as: ?if you were a shoe what type of shoe would you be??

?Easy,? the men retorted, ?we [would] definitely be a genuine cowboy boot, without the spurs. I[t] would be the shoe for all occasions.?

To follow these and more Olympic athletes online, check out the Athletes? Hub on Olympic.org 

Source: International Olympic Committee

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