Facebook Canada has shared a round up of most talked about Canadian athletes, sports, hashtags and moments from the Winter Olympic games, spotlighting how people in Canada and around the world came together to celebrate the games on Facebook and Instagram.
“The Olympics have the ability to bring people together like no other event. Athletes inspire us through their stories of dedication, determination and desire, and for many people, Facebook and Instagram were the platforms of choice to talk about and celebrate Team Canada’s success throughout the games.”
Check out the lists of most popular athletes and sports during the Winter games as shared by the Canadians on Facebook, as well as some must see photos on Instagram.
Most talked-about athletes:
- Tessa Virtue
- Scott Moir
- Mark McMorris
Most talked-about sports:
- Figure Skating
- Speed Skating
Must See Photos (Instagram):
- Tessa Virtue celebrates her and Scott Moir’s last Olympic performance (@tessavirtue17): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfaS-lKlLl1/?hl=en&taken-by=tessavirtue17
- Justine Dufour-Lapointe wins silver freestyle skiing (@justinedufourlapointe): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfmVINNg4Zn/?taken-by=justinedufourlapointe
- Gabrielle Daleman wins Olympic Gold in figure skating (@gabby_daleman): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfFXnjOlbdS/?hl=en&taken-by=gabby_daleman
- Olympic LGBTQ pride – Canadian Eric Radford poses with US Olympian Adam Rippon after their men’s figure skating wins (@ericradford85): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfGGo7KhiiM/?taken-by=ericradford85
- Kaillie Humphries celebrating the end of the games at the closing ceremony (@kailliehumphries): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfo_TVohQD2/?taken-by=kailliehumphries
- John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes celebrate their gold medal win in mixed doubles curling (@johnnymo_7): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfJaXQhlgqM/?taken-by=johnnymo_7
- Team Canada’s 2018 Olympic figure skating team photo (@sk8erkeeg): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfpg7sWHTZR/?taken-by=sk8erkeeg
- Mark McMorris completes an impressive big air snowboard jump (@markmcmorris): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfipLQ0A1Zu/?taken-by=markmcmorris
- Sébastien Toutant take a selfie with US and UK snowboarders Kyle Mack and Billy Morgman (@sebtoots): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfpu3KdF30X/?taken-by=sebtoots
- Team Canada’s Olympic selfie at the closing ceremonies (@teamcanada): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfnwsZGlkpE/?taken-by=teamcanada
Yesterday, we shared Team Canada data from Twitter at the Winter Olympics, which you can check out here.