Over the past two weeks, people came to Facebook to show support for their favorite athletes and countries, find the best immersive content and coverage of the Games, and celebrate with family and friends. With last night’s Closing Ceremonies, the world’s biggest sporting event came to a close. To celebrate, here’s a a look back at all of the special moments that made Rio 2016 one of the most social and interactive sporting events yet.

Across the globe, 277 million people had 1.5 billion interactions related to the Olympic Games.

Rio 2016 Highlights


The Top Posts on Facebook were:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo congratulating Usain Bolt:

2. Neymar’s victory:

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating PV Sindhu:

4. Zac Efron surprising Simone Biles:

5. Usain Bolt’s Gold:

Top Countries Using Facebook’s Profile Frames:

15.2 million people used profile frames to show support for their favorite teams.

  1. India
  2. Philippines
  3. Pakistan


Most Viewed Facebook Live Video:

Michael Phelps’ live broadcast before his final team race, where he confirmed he’s going to retire, was the most-viewed live broadcast by an Olympic athlete during the Games (at the present time +3.97M views).


More Top Moments on Facebook from the Games: