Follow the 2018 Winter @Olympics on Twitter

By Jay Bavishi
Thursday, 8 February 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games begin this Friday with the #OpeningCeremony at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea and fans around the world can stay close to all of the action on Twitter. Here’s your how-to-follow guide.

Join the Olympic conversation

The best and fastest way to join the live Olympic conversation and connect directly with the teams and fellow fans is to Tweet with, and search for, #PyeongChang2018 and #Olympics.

Be sure to keep a close eye on these official accounts throughout the games:

  • @Olympics
  • @pyeongchang2018
  • @olympicchannel
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Olympic emojis bring Tweets to life

Fans can trigger several Olympics and sports emojis on Twitter. The hashtags that trigger the emojis will be available in English, French, Korean, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

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Fans across the globe can also share their passion for their favorite teams on Twitter with nearly 100 team emojis. Tweeting with the three-letter team code or national olympic committee hashtag will trigger flag emojis for every team.

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Twitter Moments

In case you miss some of the most important #PyeongChang2018 Tweets, be sure to check out Twitter Moments by clicking the Explore tab on Twitter. From now through the end of the games, there will be followable Moments about the Olympics in several markets (United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom), full of all the great content and stories that are coming out of those regions. There will also be daily highlight Moments in each market featuring medal victories and all of the Olympic topics that gets people talking on Twitter.

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Olympic video highlights on Twitter

Thanks to Channel Seven, fans of @7Olympics on Twitter in Australia will be able to see key highlights and storylines from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Follow @7Olympics for the best video content from PyeongChang, and of course you can catch all of the action LIVE on 7, 7mate, and the Olympicson7app.

Twitter data

Ahead of the Olympic Games, the conversation on Twitter has ramped up all winter long. These are the countries that have seen fans Tweet the most about the Olympics since December:

  1. Japan
  2. United States
  3. Korea
  4. Thailand
  5. Canada

Here are the most mentioned and anticipated Olympic sports on Twitter this winter:

  1. Figure Skating
  2. Ice Hockey
  3. Speed Skating
  4. Bobsled
  5. Curling

And these are the most mentioned athletes on Twitter heading into the games:

  1. Yuzuru Hanyu: Figure Skating; Japan
  2. Maame Biney (@BineyMaame): Speed Skating; USA
  3. Satoko Miyahara: Figure Skating; Japan
  4. Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn): Skiing; USA
  5. Kaori Sakamoto: Figure Skating; Japan

Enjoy the Winter Games! Keep an eye out for a recap blog post later this month to see how it all played out on Twitter!

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Jay Bavishi


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