Over 3m tweets sent about Commonwealth Games, with Usain Bolt and royal selfies causing most discussions

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.

Prince Harry photo-bombs during the Glasgow 2014 Games

The most discussed athlete on Twitter during the Commonwealth Games was Usain Bolt, who clocked up over 140,000 mentions.

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.

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