Events

Recapping the 2018 Winter Olympics on Twitter

By Jay Bavishi
Tuesday, 27 February 2018

After the #Olympics came to an end on Sunday following an epic performance by EXO (@weareoneEXO) during the #ClosingCeremony, let’s take a look back at the memorable wins, losses, dramas and Tweets from PyeongChang.

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Twitter data
There were 103 million Tweets sent about the Games and in total, this led to 33.6 billion Impressions (views on and off Twitter) of Tweets.

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With all those Tweets and views from around the globe, these countries sent the most Tweets mentioning the #Olympics:

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

These were the top Tweeted moments during the Games:

  1. Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu wins gold medal in the men's singles figure skating competition; Teammate Shoma Uno wins silver medal. 
  2. Japan's women's curling team defeats Great Britain 53 to win bronze medal.
  3. Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu completes his free skate performance, scoring 206.17 to put him in first place of the competition.
  4. Shaun White (@shaunwhite) wins gold medal in the men's halfpipe event.
  5. Fans throw Winnie the Pooh stuffed dolls on the ice as Yuzuru Hanyu completes an exceptional short program performance.
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The top Tweeted sports of the #Olympics were:

  1. Figure Skating
  2. Curling
  3. Short Track Speed Skating
  4. Speed Skating
  5. Snowboarding 
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These were the most mentioned athletes of the #Olympics:

  1. Yuzuru Hanyu (Figure Skating; Japan)
  2. Shoma Uno (Figure Skating; Japan)
  3. Choi Min-jeong (Short Track Speed Skating; South Korea)
  4. Kim Yeong-mi (Curling; South Korea)
  5. Kim Bo-reum (Speed Skating, South Korea)
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#TeamUSA
In the United States, new stars shined while familiar faces continued their Olympic dominance. Here are the most mentioned athletes on Team USA:

  1. Shaun White (@shaunwhite) 
  2. Adam Rippon (@Adaripp)
  3. Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow)

Veteran snowboarder Shaun White thrilled fans on the halfpipe on his way to a gold medal.

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17-year-old snowboarder Chloe Kim had an #Olympics for the ages -- on the halfpipe and on Twitter. Kim grew her Twitter following by more than 320,000 throughout the Games. Here’s some of Kim’s top Tweets from the past few weeks.

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While individual athletes shined, several U.S. teams gave fans thrilling victories as well. The United States Curling Team (@TeamShuster) brought home gold for the first time, and the women’s hockey team had Twitter buzzing during a gold medal-winning shootout victory over Canada.

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And here is a sampling of some of the other top Tweets from U.S. athletes:

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Twitter Moments
Twitter Moments kept fans around the world connected to the live #PyeongChang2018 moments, Tweets and conversation. Check out the below Moment for one more look back at the Closing Ceremony and a fantastic 2018 Winter Olympic Games!

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