With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, the IOC has decided to take the Olympic Torch relay to social media. And not only have they created a dedicated account on Twitter, but they have also taken it a step further, by adding a Periscope broadcast to it.
The significance of Olympic Games and the torch relay that comes right before them is of great importance, and what’s better than spreading the message through social media, so that new and old generations can enjoy the route that the Olympic Flame travels, as it crosses the four corners of the globe, to reach its destination?
That’s right, nothing better. So, for anyone who’s interested in following the Flame’s path, here’s the @OlympicFlame Twitter account which take fans on a magnificent journey from Greece to Rio de Janeiro. Followers can watch the progress of the torch relay on a 24/7 basis, and get exclusive material straight from the torch bearers, and the people who welcome the flame in their land.
— Olympic Flame (@OlympicFlame) April 21, 2016
Tune in now, and see you soon in Rio!
If you like our stories, there is an easy way to stay updated:
More from Periscope
Twitter has announced that creators can now assign chat moderators to their broadcasts in order to keep an eye on …
Twitter is cracking down on abusive accounts on Periscope with a new list of measures that help users themselves deal …