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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Olympics Trending: 2 Jones, Alex Morgan

By Bill Speros
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Lolo Jones and Rashida Jones
Lolo Jones and Rashida Jones, or is that Rashida Jones and Lolo Jones?
Olympian Lolo Jones and actress Rashida Jones separated at birth? You be the judge. Jones, who failed to medal in Beijing in 2008, won her 100-meter hurdle qualifying race Monday, and the gold-medal race is Tuesday.

@lolojones you're welcome! I'm super sore though. Maybe you can return the favor and go to this family thing in my place this weekend?

— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) August 7, 2012

Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Oprah, Taylor Swift, President Barack Obama, Shaq and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson, are among the Twitter heavyweights who have been weighing in on Olympics. Rap star Ludacris, who arrived in London on Saturday, is playing catch-up and caught up with Team USA members (from left) Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Deron Williams after their 126-97 rout of Argentina.

The WINNERS Circle! #London2012Olympics…

— Ludacris (@Ludacris) August 7, 2012
He caught the action with a couple gold medalists:

Chillin at the basketball game with @ludacris and @conorjdwyer #Jeah…

— Ryan Lochte (@ryanlochte) August 6, 2012

It's not all limos and sports cars for these NBA stars in London, as Chris Paul demonstrated with these shots Team USA in transit:

Train Ride...

— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 7, 2012

From cp3 via Instagram

Cab ride lol #tootall

— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 7, 2012

From cp3 via Instagram

Alex Morgan used her head and put the U.S. women's soccer team in the gold-medal game against Japan on Thursday:

wow thank you everyone for all the support!! So proud of this team it's hard to even put into words... wow i love this team. #Speechless #fb

— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) August 7, 2012

Kelly O'Hara and Abby Wambach got really close during Team USA's 4-3 victory in the final minute of extra time over Canada -- as noted by O'Hara's former Boston Breakers teammate Jordan Angeli:

@jordangeli: @kohara19 nice feel-ski!! Haha it appears I made it to first base with you tonight. #wanky

— Kelley O'Hara (@kohara19) August 7, 2012

From Jordan Angeli via Instagram

Not quite, as several of her O'Hara's followers noted ...

@kohara19 @jordangeli @abbywambach as my boyfriend correctly pointed out. Second base!

— TheDasha (@TheDasha92) August 7, 2012

Not surprisingly, Morgan trended after her goal. Shane Battier was vastly outnumbered by tweeps who posted about Morgan’s non-athletics-related attributes. Much to the dismay of Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger and thousands of other well-wishers, Morgan is currently dating Seattle MLS star Servando Carrasco.

Stop using twitter and entendres to get your swurve on. RT@cbudinger: Wish @alexmorgan13 were single! She was amazing today! #lovebigmoments

— Shane Battier (@ShaneBattier) August 6, 2012

Not every NBA player was celebrating:

MAJOR respect to the Canadian woman's soccer team! Didn't deserve to lose. Played some beautiful stuff and fought like crazy. Heads up.

— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) August 6, 2012


If you see any offbeat and fresh Olympic-related links from your favorite sports site or catchy tweets that might be of interest to others, pass them along to me @billsperos or