How to watch the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Twitter

Twitter has announced a guide on how to watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Twitter.

The announcement:

With this year being an entirely virtual spectator event, Twitter can help you stay up to date on all Olympics related content and satisfy the sports banter, memes and celebrations we all crave.

Here’s how you can get the most out of the main events:

Follow the right accounts

  • @Olympics — The official Olympics Twitter handle will provide updates in real time and share snapshots of the most career-defining moments.
  • @AUSOlympicTeam — The Aus Olympic Team Twitter account is entirely dedicated to highlighting our hometown heroes and will keep fans across when they can tune in to catch them in action.

Twitter will also offer a deep roster of features to help you get the most out of the event.

Here’s a look at what to expect

  • #Olympics & Country Emojis: Fans worldwide can use the official Olympics Twitter emoji throughout the Games. The emoji will unlock when you Tweet #Olympics and related hashtags in more than 30 languages. Twitter will also have emojis for each country competing, unlocked when you Tweet three-character country hashtags; for example – #AUS. Lastly, fans can cheer on the Refugee Olympic Team during the Games by Tweeting #EOR to unlock their team emoji.
  • #ExpertEngine Experience: Every Olympics, people confidently Tweet their “expert” opinions on sports they really don’t know much about. This time we’re turning fans into real experts. Simply by Tweeting #ExpertEngine @Olympics and any sporting event hashtag, such as #basketball or #swimming, fans will automatically receive a video reply teaching them all about that sport. The class is in session.
  • Explore Tab: When you’re in the Twitter app or on desktop, Explore catches you up on a range of subjects, curated just for you. During the Games, we will have a custom Explore tab that will highlight Event Pages, Partner Moments, Twitter Moments, and select Topics, and Lists. This will be an amazing resource to help find the best content and conversation from the Games.
  • Twitter Topics: Have a favourite sports, team or athlete? Our team has created a series of custom Topics for the Games that will keep your timeline popular with top Tweets and content. You can also see Topics in search results when they’re related to searches you make, making them a great way to stay on top of what’s happening in Tokyo.
  • Event Pages by Sport and by Country: Across all sports, these custom Event Pages will feature top Tweets from trusted accounts. You will be able to follow the action and reactions as they happen for the marquee events and top games. We will also have custom Event Pages dedicated to different countries. These will be home to top Tweets which capture that country’s experience.

Watch via Twitter

For the first time ever, Seven (Australia’s official Olympics broadcast partner) has teamed up with Twitter to live-stream the 2020 Olympics via the platform and showcase the biggest and best moments. Aussies will have access to:

  • Five minutes of footage, up to eight times a day, of some of the most coveted Tokyo 2020 sporting events including athletics, surfing and swimming.

  • An Olympics version of Seven’s hit sports show — Armchair Experts on 7plus and Twitter. This will be hosted by sports stars such as Georgie Parker (@GeorgieParker), Adam Cooney (@Adamcooney17) and Cameron Luke (@cameluke) where the trio will analyse and provide commentary from the day’s competition.

Source: Sling & Stone media release


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