Tokyo Olympics 2020: India was the 'loudest' country in the world during the Games, says Facebook

Facebook has revealed that during the Tokyo Olympics 2020 (which ran from 23 July to 8 August), India was the 'loudest' country in the world. In simple words, Instagram and Facebook received the most engagement from users in India during the course of the Games. India was followed by the United States, Brazil, Philippines and Mexico. Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was the second-most mentioned athlete globally during the Games on Facebook, while Simone Biles, an American artistic gymnast, occupied first place. Athletes including Hidilyn Diaz, Suni Lee and Tom Daley were also among the most-mentioned athletes on Facebook during the Games.

Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc's F8 developers conference in San Jose, California. Image: Reuters.

Instagram further revealed that in terms of Indian athletes, Neeraj Chopra gained the most number of followers on the platform during the Olympics. Chopra's Instagram account witnessed a 1,900 percent jump in followers, and he now has a total of 3.2 million followers. Badminton ace PV Sindhu and decorated boxer MC Mary Kom stood second and third, respectively.

Loudest Countries on Facebook

The most mentioned sports during the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Facebook were track and field, gymnastics, rowing, boxing and swimming.

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