Facebook launched an official London Olympics page for fans to connect with their favorite athletes and teams on Monday, a move it says can help make this summer's event the first "truly social" Games.

Many athletes - as well as the London Games organizers - already connect with their fans on the online social network, but Facebook says its new "Discover London 2012" page is a portal that brings together the profile pages of hundreds of athletes, national teams and official organizing bodies to make them more accessible to its 900 million users.

The site features pages dedicated to specific Olympic sports and links to the official pages of about 60 national teams and 200 athletes, including household names such as swimmer Michael Phelps, basketball stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, and soccer's David Beckham.

The page is available in 22 languages.