Shaun White is most chatted-about Olympic athlete

Shaun White is most chatted-about Olympic athlete

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Shaun White of the United States competes in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification Heats on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 14 at 5:13 PM

Snowboarder Shaun White is the most buzzed-about Olympic athlete on Facebook but figure skating is the sport that attracts the most interest by a wide margin.

The social media site said Friday that more than 24 million people have commented on the Olympics during Sochi's first week, with a total of 48 million posts, comments and "likes."

By a margin of more than two to one, figure skating is the most talked-about sport. That's true in countries all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Russia and Brazil.

Still, Facebook said that of the five most commented-upon athletes, only one was a figure skater. That was Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines, who finished No. 20 in the men's free skate on Friday.

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