Want to get up close and personal with the London Olympics this summer but don’t have tickets yet? No worries! With the Summer Olympics rapidly approaching, it should come as no surprise that Facebook is doing its part to connect its users with the Olympic athletes by launching Explore London 2012 which will be a Facebook section dedicated to connecting athletes and fans.
This Olympic Facebook home page currently highlights sports categories, teams and athletes allowing users who “Like” the various pages to receive status updates. Better yet, Facebook has said that this page won’t contain any ads. Facebook users can follow Michael Phelps, the Maltese Olympic Committee and table tennis! I’m getting excited already!
The hope is that these pages will allow athletes to better connect with fans by providing personalized updates and photos on their Olympic experiences. Photos and information from past Olympics are expected to eventually surface on the Explore London 2012 page.
In addition to Facebook featuring a dedicated section to the Olympics, other social networks are jumping in on the Olympic action. Google+, Twitter, Foursqure, Tumblr and Instagram are all incorporating the London Olympics on some level making this year’s world-wide event the first Social Olympics.