Twitter Sees 165% Jump in Daily Tweets About Olympics During Opening Weekend

Simone Biles was the most mentioned athlete on the platform


Twitter shared some insights from the opening weekend of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games from Tokyo, covering Friday through Sunday, July 23 through 25.

The social network said daily tweet volumes about the Olympics are up 165% since the official start of the Games last Friday.

The most mentioned handle in conversations about the Olympics is @NBCOlympics.

The most mentioned athletes were:

  1. Simone Biles
  2. Naomi Osaka
  3. Jrue Holiday

The most mentioned sports were:

  1. Basketball
  2. Soccer
  3. Gymnastics

The most watched videos on @NBCOlympics were:

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