Select Youth Olympic Games Competitions Will Be Livestreamed on Twitter

The event is being held in Buenos Aires Oct. 6 through 18

Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 runs Oct. 6 through 18 ccahill/iStock
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The International Olympic Committee will livestream select competitions from the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 exclusively on Twitter and Olympic Channel beginning Monday, Oct. 8.

The schedule for the livestreams, which can be accessed via @OlympicChannel, follows (all times ET):

  • Monday, Oct. 8, 2:05 p.m.: Men’s and women’s individual breaking finals (dance)
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 3:25 p.m.: Mixed team breaking finals
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 12:05 p.m.: Women’s shootout finals (basketball)
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 12:05 p.m.: Men’s slam dunk finals (basketball)

Olympic Channel will also present a daily livestreamed show on Twitter at noon throughout the Youth Olympic Games, which run from Oct. 6 through 18.

The show will originate from the Game Changers Hub next to the Athlete’s Village in Buenos Aires, and it will include competition previews, interviews with athletes and highlights of the top social content.

Finally, Twitter will roll out hashtag-triggered emojis Oct. 6 for each competition in four languages—English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. The hashtags are:

  • Youth Olympic Games: #YouthOlympics
  • Youth Olympic Games: #BuenosAires2018
  • Opening Ceremony: #OpeningCeremony
  • Closing Ceremony: #ClosingCeremony
  • Athletes: #GameChangers
  • Pandi (Youth Olympic Games mascot): #Pandi
  • 3×3 Basketball: #Basketball3x3
  • Archery: #Archery
  • Artistic Gymnastics: #ArtisticGymnastics
  • Athletics: #Athletics
  • Badminton: #Bádminton
  • Beach Handball: #BeachHandball
  • Beach Volleyball: #BeachVolleyball
  • Boxing: #Boxing
  • Breaking: #Breaking
  • Canoe: #Canoe
  • Cycling: #Cycling
  • Diving: #Diving
  • Equestrian: #Equestrian
  • Fencing: #Fencing
  • Futsal: #Futsal
  • Golf: #Golf
  • Hockey: #Hockey5
  • Judo: #Judo
  • Karate: #Karate
  • Modern Pentathlon: #ModernPentathlon
  • Roller Speed Skating: #RollerSpeedSkating
  • Rowing: #Rowing
  • Rugby: #Rugby7s
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics: #RhythmicGymnastics
  • Sailing: #Sailing
  • Shooting: #Shooting
  • Sport Climbing: #SportClimbing
  • Swimming: #Swimming
  • Table Tennis: #TableTennis
  • Taekwondo: #Taekwondo
  • Tennis: #Tennis
  • Triathlon: #Triathlon
  • Weightlifting: #Weightlifting
  • Wrestling: #Wrestling

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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