Chat Live With Olympic Gold Medalists: Greg Louganis, Amanda Beard and More

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ConnecTV Watercooler Chats With Olympic Gold Medalists

Social TV platform ConnecTV has brought back four Olympic gold medal champions to weigh in on the 2012 London Olympics.

Chatting live this month on ConnecTV's Watercooler, a 24-hour chat hub for TV and sports fans, are diver Greg Louganis (five medals), swimmer Amanda Beard (seven), swimmer Aaron Peirsol (seven) and volleyball player Eric Fonoimoana (one).

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"I can't wait to give my Olympic experiences and a swimmer's view of the Games," says Beard, who swam in four consecutive Olympics from 1996 to 2008.

They'll offer expert commentary and analysis this week via ConnecTV.com or the free iOS app.

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Next week's schedule will be available here.

"ConnecTV approached the athletes, who are all notable in the swimming and diving world -- two of the most-watched events and sports in the Olympics -- and they participated to spread awareness of the sport and connect with fans, giving them an insider's perspective on what goes on behind the scenes of the Olympics and answering any burning questions they may have," ConnecTV spokeswoman Stephanie Booker told Mashable.

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Here are the times they will chat with viewers and fans this week:

Aug. 1

  • 11:30: Greg Louganis

Aug. 2

  • 9: Aaron Peirsol
  • 10: Amanda Beard

Aug. 3

  • 9: Aaron Peirsol
  • 10: Amanda Beard
  • 10:30: Eric Fonoimoana

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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