The 2016 Social Media Olympics

Monitoring the social conversations and trending topics around the Rio 2016 Olympics


The Olympic Games are over for another four years. We watched young stars Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky live up to the pre-game hype, and saw Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt cement their places in history.

For 16 days, social media was flooded with Olympic conversations. And we caught all of them. Keep reading to learn who the most talked-about athletes, countries, and sponsors were.

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Top Countries on Social Media

These countries were talked about most during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Biggest Moments on Social Media

"#Rio2016 False Robbery: Ryan Lochte apologises, says he's 'learned some valuable lessons' over false crime report."


Top Olympians on Social Media

See which athletes were talked about most on social media during #Rio2016.

Global Conversations About Rio 2016

See where people talked about the Olympics, using its branded hashtags and related keywords.

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Global Conversations About #Rio2016

See the trending conversation topics related to the Olympics and related hashtags.

Most Mentioned Olympic Advertisers

Brands invest millions to be seen and heard at each Olympic Games. These were the major sponsors earning the most social media attention.

How We Collect Our Olympic Data

All the data for the social media olympics comes directly from Mention’s API. We track over 1 billion sources daily, including social media, forums, news, images, and blogs. Mention users get all this data in our easy-to-use desktop and mobile apps.

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