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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Best of London Olympics Twitter cameras

By Patrick Dorsey

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Is LeBron James looking at the Olympics' Basketball Cam during this game versus Nigeria? Could be.

In case you haven't noticed, the Olympics offers the occasional impressive photo.

Knowing that, the Olympics this year set up several Twitter accounts dedicated solely to certain views of the 2012 London Games.

Connected to Getty Images cameras, each page -- Stadium Cam (@L2012StadiumCam, track and field); Gym Cam (@L2012GymCam, rhythmic gymnastics); Basketball Cam (@l2012bballcam, take a guess); Table Cam (@L2012TableCam, table tennis); Mat Cam (@L2012MatCam, judo); and Pool Cam (@L2012PoolCam; take another guess) -- shows the best photos from specific angles in their venues, complete with cheeky comments that make the camera itself a character.

Here are some of our favorites, from throughout the competition:

Hey @michaelphelps. Having a good time? You want to try living down here. Get some perspective. #London2012 twitter.com/L2012PoolCam/s…

— L2012 Pool Camera (@L2012PoolCam) August 4, 2012

It’s so close I can hardly look. #London2012 twitter.com/L2012PoolCam/s…

— L2012 Pool Camera (@L2012PoolCam) August 3, 2012

Boom. A synchronised splashdown. #London2012 twitter.com/L2012PoolCam/s…

— L2012 Pool Camera (@L2012PoolCam) August 3, 2012

Now that’s clever. I just wish I could see above the waterline… #london2012 twitter.com/L2012PoolCam/s…

— L2012 Pool Camera (@L2012PoolCam) August 7, 2012

Perfect poise. And a smile in my direction too! Marvellous, quite marvellous. @officialfig #London2012 twitter.com/l2012gymcam/st…

— L2012 Gym Camera (@l2012gymcam) August 9, 2012

Fantastic, Idalys Ortiz, you’ve won gold. Though you might want to keep your eyes open... #London2012 twitter.com/L2012MatCam/st…

— L2012 Mat Cam (@L2012MatCam) August 3, 2012

Congrats to @judo_kayla + @gemma_gibbons, gold and silver medallists. Crowd noise up here was incredible. #London2012 twitter.com/L2012MatCam/st…

— L2012 Mat Cam (@L2012MatCam) August 2, 2012

Are you looking at me, or the ball? Or both?! #London2012 twitter.com/L2012TableCam/…

— L2012 Table Cam (@L2012TableCam) August 7, 2012

All a bit of a blur from up here… #london2012 twitter.com/L2012TableCam/…

— L2012 Table Cam (@L2012TableCam) August 7, 2012

Trying to defend against @kingjames? Good luck! #London2012 twitter.com/l2012bballcam/…

— L2012 Basketball Cam (@l2012bballcam) August 7, 2012

Three against one? Now that’s what I call a defence #london2012 twitter.com/l2012bballcam/…

— L2012 Basketball Cam (@l2012bballcam) August 7, 2012

All hail @kingjames twitter.com/l2012bballcam/…

— L2012 Basketball Cam (@l2012bballcam) August 2, 2012

#Basketball fans, we have an @mooremaya incoming. #London2012 twitter.com/l2012bballcam/…

— L2012 Basketball Cam (@l2012bballcam) July 31, 2012

Raise your hand if you think I had the best view of the Women’s 100m Final. #London2012 twitter.com/L2012StadiumCa…

— L2012 Stadium Cam (@L2012StadiumCam) August 4, 2012

Love capturing you guys when your feet are off the ground! #London2012 twitter.com/L2012StadiumCa…

— L2012 Stadium Cam (@L2012StadiumCam) August 7, 2012

Up here @usainbolt, I’m up here! #London2012 twitter.com/L2012StadiumCa…

— L2012 Stadium Cam (@L2012StadiumCam) August 7, 2012