Over 3.3m tweets were sent throughout the 11 days of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Twitter has revealed, with the opening ceremony being the event that drove the most traffic.
The most discussed athlete on Twitter during the Commonwealth Games was Usain Bolt, who clocked up over 140,000 mentions.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 2, 2014
However, not all of these mentions were positive, as The Times published an article stating that Bolt called the Games “a bit shit”.
While athletes sent many tweets, and were mentioned many times, it was the royals who were the stars of the Games in terms of pictures, as the family used the Glasgow Games as an opportunity to photo-bomb.
— Commonwealth Games (@thecgf) July 29, 2014
Got to love a royal photobomb! pic.twitter.com/Gcrd0eqSVV — Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) July 29, 2014
— Jayde Taylor (@_JaydeTaylor) July 24, 2014