#OnlyOnTwitter: Through the eyes of Olympians

Only the world’s best athletes get to experience the thrill and privilege of marching in the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremonies. And as they tweeted pictures during every step of their memorable night, they took all of us along with them.

Of course, @NBCOlympics was also front and center, tweeting the Parade:

Even the evening’s star performer, Sir Paul McCartney, took a moment to Tweet his own backstage countdown:

The biggest spike in Twitter conversation during the Opening Ceremony? When Rowan Atkinson, a.k.a. Mr Bean, appeared in a hilariously memorable homage to the Olympians of “Chariots of Fire”.

To be part of moments like these as they unfold, follow along at Twitter.com/#Olympics.

Posted by Andrew Fitzgerald, Manager, Editorial Programming (@magicandrew)