It’s hard to believe that the first week of Rio 2016 is coming to a close. Whether you are in Rio or not, Facebook and Instagram are the best places to follow your favorite athletes and teams, celebrate your country, and get an exclusive all access look into the Olympic Games like never before. This week, Facebook and Instagram announced collaborations with the IOC, Rio 2016, and over 20 official broadcasters and National Olympic Committees, spanning more than 10 countries participating in the Games to continue our commitment to giving the global stadium a front row seat to the biggest sporting events.

Here are some of the top moments and people we saw on Facebook:

Top Countries Discussing Rio 2016 on Facebook (Ranked by % of Monthly Active People):

  1. Canada
  2. Brazil
  3. USA
  4. Vietnam
  5. Great Britain


Most Talked about Athletes on Facebook:

  1. Michael Phelps
  2. Mónica Puig
  3. Simone Biles
  4. Gabby Douglas
  5. Ryan Lochte


Most Talked about Female Athletes on Facebook:

  1. Mónica Puig
  2. Simone Biles
  3. Gabby Douglas


Most Talked about Male Athletes on Facebook:

  1. Michael Phelps
  2. Ryan Lochte
  3. Ryan Murphy


Most Talked about Events on Facebook:

  1. Swimming
  2. Gymnastics
  3. Rugby


Most Talked about Athletes in Brazil on Facebook:

  1. Michael Phelps
  2. Serena Williams
  3. Rafaela Silva


Most Talked about Events in Brazil on Facebook:

  1. Gymnastics
  2. Judo
  3. Women’s Football


Other Facebook highlights from Rio 2016:










Instagram has seen a ton of Olympics-related activity and conversation take place on the platform, both in the weeks leading up to the Games and during the event in Rio. During Week 1, we’ve tracked the top 10 Olympic sports on Instagram, some of the athletes who have been posting the most compelling content on their Instagram accounts globally, as well as the top hashtags and emoji our community has used since the Opening Ceremony.