The Rio Olympics are starting on 5 August and Team India has high hopes. As you cheer on for our athletes at home, you can make your voice heard till Rio and beyond with the help of social media! Show your support for our country’s sportsmen and women using Twitter hashtags.
India features as one of the 207 countries that have a custom hashtag on Twitter. The social media network has even custom-made hastags to have some sweet Olympic emojis!
Ace tennis player Sania Mirza inaugurated the Indian Olympic emojis with this endearing tweet.
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 2, 2016
#Rio2016 will be the major hashtag for the Olympics and there are four main accounts which users can also follow: @Olympics, @OlympicFlame, @Rio2016 and @Rio2016_en. Mini icons have been made for the special events and ceremonies of the quadrennial event as well.
Reality and social media will also collide in Rio de Janeiro with tweets all over the world getting projected on the beautiful Arcos da Lapa aqueduct. Another cool feature on field will be the ‘Twitter Buzz’ tour bus which will display live tweets and Periscope video broadcasts through its windows across the city, offering free Wi-Fi to enhance the fan experience.
To know what other social media networks you can cheer for the Indian contingent through, have a look through this article. With a billion expectations and thousands of hours of athletic effort riding on the Rio Olympics, every voice counts, so make sure to post yours today!