Join the Paralympics conversation on Twitter with hashtags and emojis

By Jonno Simpson
Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (@Rio2016) kick off this week with the #OpeningCeremony at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aussie fans can keep up to date with all the action on Twitter by following the Australian Paralympic Team (@AUSParalympics) and by Tweeting using special #Paralympics hashtags and emojis.

Join the Paralympics conversation on Twitter with hashtags and emojis

You can join the conversation by Tweeting using the hashtags #Paralympics, #ParalympicFlame, #OpeningCeremony, #ClosingCeremony, and #Rio2016. In addition, you can Tweet using hashtags for each sport and they will automatically unlock a special emoji. Hashtags are available in seven languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean and Arabic.

Official accounts

To join the conversation on Twitter follow the official hashtag #Paralympics and official accounts below. You can also follow the Australian athletes who will be in Rio by subscribing to this Twitter list.

Torch relay

In the lead up to the #OpeningCeremony you can help virtually light up the #ParalympicFlame, as it is tours five regions of Brazil, before arriving in Rio de Janeiro. To help light the #Paralympics flame send a Tweet using #Paralympics.


Twitter Moments

You can also stay up to date with all the latest from the #Paralympics through Moments. You can access Moments by tapping on the lightning bolt tab and stay up to date on the latest results, medals and other competition highlights.