Twitter recorded 12 mn Tweets during #AsianGames2018

The #AsianGames2018 in Indonesia have ended and it played out on Twitter in a big way. Whether it was to celebrate victories, watch live match analyses and commentaries, or to show support for athletes; people across Asia and around the world came to Twitter to see and share what’s happening with the event and to talk about it. 

The closing ceremony was also something to remember. From the amazing fireworks, athletes and volunteers parade, to performance by national and international artists; #ClosingCeremonyAsianGames2018 succeeded to amaze the world, generating 1.8 million Tweets related to the event. 

After 462 thrilling competitions from 40 different sports, Twitter has compiled the numbers that illustrated the role that the social media platform played since the event began on August 18. 

Twitter became the platform where sports fans united to share and find out what’s happening with Asian Games 2018. Fans shared real-time updates from the courts in Jakarta and Palembang, as well as sharing enthusiasm while tuning in front of their TV or mobile devices. 

The 2-week event generated 12 million Tweets, from the opening ceremony on August 18 until the closing ceremony on September 2. 

India sent more Tweets than any other nation, ranking 2nd after the host nation Indonesia, during the #AsianGames2018. 

Sports fans from different parts of Asia and around the world came to Twitter to talk about the event. The countries who Tweeted the most included:

  1. Indonesia
  2. India
  3. Japan
  4. Korea
  5. Philippines

Among the 40 sports that were contested, badminton was the most mentioned on Twitter. The most mentioned sports during the 2-week event were:

  1. Badminton
  2. Martial arts
  3. Wushu
  4. Field hockey
  5. Sepak takraw

Top Hashtags

When something happens during the Asian Games, it happens on Twitter and hashtags have helped to galvanise some of the most important moments during the event. The top hashtags about Asian Games during the event were:

  1. #AsianGames2018
  2. #AsianGames
  3. #EnergyOfAsia
  4. #SuperJunior
  5. #ClosingCeremonyAsianGames2018

The conversation took place during the past two weeks on Twitter.


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