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Watch U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman’s family, Michael Phelps’ post-race reaction, and Abby Wambach get punched.
From sucker-punches to Twitter controversies, the opening weekend of the London 2012 Olympic Games offered plenty of drama. And even if American television viewers couldn’t watch the events live, social media users enjoyed instant results, instant analysis, and, of course, instant GIFs.
Photo via @AbbyWambach
David Holmes is a technology and politics reporter. His work has appeared in Fast Company, the Guardian, the Daily Beast, and Stereogum. In 2011, he wrote the acclaimed "The Fracking Song (My Water's on Fire Tonight) based on ProPublica's investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling.