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Follow the Commonwealth Games on Twitter

By Olly Wilton
Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Wherever you come from, whatever your team, and whichever sports you love, get closer to the action of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (@GC2018) on Twitter.

After a spectacular ceremony at Carrara Stadium and the official opening from His Royal Highness, THe Prince of Wales, #GC2018 has finally begun!!

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Here’s how the world lit up with Tweets during the #GC2018 Opening Ceremony.

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These were the most Tweeted moments of the Opening Ceremony based on Tweet per minute spikes:

  1. Luther Cora and his family conduct a traditional smoking ceremony.
  2. The African Parade of Nations contingent enters the stadium.
  3. Ricki-Lee Coulter performs Technicolour Love with a Gold Coast beach scene backdrop.
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Over the next two weeks, Twitter is THE place to keep up with the Commonwealth Games, bringing athletes and fans closer together than ever before!

There is sure to be a lot going on at the Commonwealth Games. From the Australian swim team (@DolphinsAUS) looking to put more gold in the cabinet, to the @Kookaburras men’s hockey team striving for their 4th consecutive win, stay on top of it all with Twitter. Sport and Twitter go hand in hand, so be sure to follow along and join the global conversation.

To make sure you don’t miss a thing, follow these Twitter accounts throughout the Games:

@GC2018

This is the official Twitter page of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. @GC2018 will keep you up to speed with all the latest updates across every sport and event.

 

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@CommGamesAus

The official account of Commonwealth Games Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Games Team. This account will be your one stop shop for the freshest news on Australia's progress throughout the Games, providing team insights both during and outside of competition.

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@AUSParalympics

Gold Coast 2018 will proudly host the largest integrated Para-Sport program in Commonwealth Games history. The games will be setting a new record by hosting up to 300 para-sport athletes and 38 medal events across seven sports. Follow this account for all the latest on the Australian Paralympic team.

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@7CommGames

The official Australian broadcast partner for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, @7CommGames will be another great source of information on the progress of our home grown favourites, featuring all the highlights, interviews and clips your heart could possibly desire.

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@TheCGF

Another Commonwealth Games breaking news account, @thecgf is a great source for retweeted updates from media correspondents and athletes on the ground in Australia.

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For more great #GC2018 Tweets, check out this list of Australian accounts to follow.

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Twitter Moments is another great way to make sure you’re not missing a beat from #GC2018. This Moment will gather all the best Tweets and updates from the games into one constantly evolving feed, for your viewing pleasure.

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Add some colour to your tweets, and follow all the action using the following official @GC2018 Twitter hashtags and emojis:

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Keep your finger on the pulse of this year’s Commonwealth Games by following the above accounts and join in the #GC2018 conversation because if it’s happening at the Games, it’s happening on Twitter.

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@ollywilton

Olly Wilton

‎@ollywilton‎

Partnerships Manager, Twitter