The Olympic Flame Lights Up Twitter

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero are fast approaching, and the Olympic flame is tweeting about it.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero are fast approaching, and the Olympic flame is tweeting about it.

Twitter U.K. head of sport Alex Trickett announced in a blog post that two Twitter accounts–@OlympicFlame and Portuguese-language @ChamaOlimpica—will enable fans to follow the Olympic torch on its journey from Greece to Brazil for the start of the games.

Trickett shared some of the accounts’ initial tweets and wrote in the blog post:

As the @Rio2016 Olympic flame was being lit at Olympia, Greece, Thursday, a brand new @OlympicFlame Twitter account sprang to life, which will take fans on an exclusive journey from Greece to Rio de Janeiro. The IOC will also share similar Tweets in Portuguese via @ChamaOlimpica.

For the first time, fans of the Olympic Games will be able to follow the progress of the torch 24/7, as it travels from Greece to Switzerland to Brazil in the build up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Follow @OlympicFlame for tweets, Periscopes and Vines every day for 106 days as Olympic fever builds ahead of the start of Rio 2016.

Readers: Are you looking forward to Rio 2016?

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