How Glasgow #CWG2014 fared on Twitter

The Glasgow Games was an instant hit with 3.3 millions people tweeting about the event.

By: Express News Service | Published:August 13, 2014 5:47 pm

The recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow can be a precedent for the organizing committee of Queensland, Australia which is going to host 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Glasgow games were a success with 71 nations participating in 17 different sports throughout 12 days. The Games were an instant hit among the Twitteratis too, with 3.3 millions people tweeting about the event with #CWG2014.

Meanwhile, Ten Sports also persuaded the viewers to tweet using the hash-tag #CWG2014 during their coverage.

The hash-tag was used by fans, Journalists, athletes all around the globe. It also brought the fans, divided by geography, much closer, or to be precise, on the same platform.

The tournament made its way on to the social platform with the Royal Photo-bomb where the Australian Hockey player Jayde Taylor had her selfie photo-bombed by the Queen Elizabeth. Unsurprisingly, the image was re-tweeted 15,000 times.

The organizers too contributed by installing cameras on proper viewpoints and tweeted sets of unusual images of Athletes.

As the Indian contingent shot medals, the fans across the globe tweeted their ecstasy.

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap’s twitter followers soared by 5,250 percent as he defeated his counterpart from Malaysia in a tense final in Glasgow.

The media too cashed on, BBC used #71 Club– which carried the picture of each athlete from the 71 participating nations— via Twitter Mirror to reach out to the enthusiastic fans with the exclusive back-stage images of their favorite stars.Anaka Alankamony of India too featured in there.

The most glittering star at Glasgow was Usain Bolt who was the most discussed among the fans. He was mentioned 1,40,000 time on Twitter while the Jamaican too kept on posting to his fans about the latest updates.

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