Twitter sees 15K tweets per second when Spain made its 4th goal in the Euro 2012 final

Twitter sees 15K tweets per second when Spain made its 4th goal in the Euro 2012 final

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KIEV, UKRAINE - JULY 01: Juan Mata of Spain celebrates with team-mate Fernando Torres after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 2, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 11:06 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Twitter says its users fired off more than 15,000 Tweets per second when Spain made its fourth goal in Sunday's European Championship final, setting a new sports-related record on the social networking site.

The surge in tweets came just weeks before the Olympics Games in London are expected to bring another unprecedented surge of activity by sports fans on social networking sites.

Twitter says total global traffic on its platform peaked at 15,358 tweets per second during the fourth goal Sunday in Kiev, where Spain defeated Italy 4-0. Twitter also registered a total of 16.5 million tweets worldwide during the match.

Among those who tweeted was Pele, the retired Brazilian star. He congratulated Spain and said he was looking forward to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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