Twitter creates more than 200 emojis for the Rio 2016 Olympics

Twitter is gearing up for the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics tomorrow (5 August) with an onslaught of new emojis, mostly comprising the competing nations' flags.

Twitter has created more than 200 emojis for the Rio 2016 Olympics
Twitter has created more than 200 emojis for the Rio 2016 Olympics

Each Olympic sport also gets its own emoji, as do various events such as the #OpeningCeremony. For example:

Twitter Olympics emojisTwitter Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony

Official accounts are listed as @Olympics, @OlympicFlame, @Rio2016 and @Rio2016_en working in tandem with the official hashtag #Rio2016. Twitter's latest blog outlines all the ways consumers can follow the Rio 2016 Olympics via the social media platform.

There is also a new Rio 2016 section in Twitter's Moments feature, where country or sport-specific content will appear in timelines throughout the Olympics:

Rio 2016 Moments

Finally, Twitter is also pushing users to video platforms Periscope and Vine. Each will have dedicated Olympics channels where viewers can watch Rio 2016 content.

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