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Cadel Evans favourite to win 2012 Twitter Olympics
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Filled in: Featured, Olympics | 23/7/2012 at 4:58pm

The London Olympics are being called the ‘Social Media Olympics’ and it looks as though Cadel Evans will be the biggest beneficiary, with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au installing the cyclist as the $2.10 favourite to be the Aussie athlete who picks up the most Twitter followers during the Games.

Well known tweeter Stephanie Rice looms as Evans’ biggest threat, with the swimmer next in the market at $5.00, followed by basketballer Patty Mills ($7.00) and swimmer Eamon Sullivan ($10).

“All of the athletes in the market are very active on Twitter, but Evans is coming off the back of the Tour de France and the Men’s road race is on day two of the games so he will be front and centre in the public’s mind,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.

“However, Stephanie Rice could tweet another bikini shot and gazump Cadel, so she can’t be ruled out!”

Others in the market include Matthew Mitcham ($13), Lauren Jackson ($15), Steve Hooker ($21) and Sam Willoughby ($26).

Sportsbet.com.au has also opened a market on which athlete will tweet the most during the games, and it’s Mills who heads the betting at $3.00 from Elizabeth Cambage ($3.50), Rice ($5.00), Sullivan ($9.00) and Jackson ($15).

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Most Followers Gained During the Olympics
$2.10 Cadel Evans – @CadelOfficial
$5.00 Stephanie Rice – @ItsStephRice
$7.00 Patty Mills – @Patty_Mills
$10 Eamon Sullivan – @Eamon_Sullivan
$13 Matthew Mitcham – @matthew_mitcham
$13 Elizabeth Cambage – @ecambage
$15 Lauren Jackson – laurenej15
$19 Anna Meares – @AnnaMeares
$21 Steve Hooker – @stevehookerpv
$21 Mitchell Watt – @MitchellWatt
$26 Caroline Buchanan – @CBuchanan68
$26 Sam Willoughby – @SW91
$34 James Roberts – @James__Roberts

Most Tweets During The Olympics
$3.00 Patty Mills – @Patty_Mills
$3.50 Elizabeth Cambage – @ecambage
$5.00 Stephanie Rice – @ItsStephRice
$9.00 Eamon Sullivan – @Eamon_Sullivan
$13 Lauren Jackson – @laurenej15
$15 Mitchell Watt – @MitchellWatt
$15 Matthew Mitcham – @matthew_mitcham
$17 Cadel Evans – @CadelOfficial
$19 Sam Willoughby – @SW91
$19 Anna Meares – @AnnaMeares
$21 Caroline Buchanan – @CBuchanan68
$26 Steve Hooker – @stevehookerpv
$34 James Roberts – @James__Roberts

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