Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) – #FollowFriday, Tokyo Olympics Edition: Top Athletes and Twitter Accounts to Follow
FollowFriday is a segment where Benzinga highlights accounts on Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) that are worth seeing based on industry or common interest.
This week’s edition features themed accounts of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which are being broadcast across the Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) channel network.
NBC Olympics: As the official coverage provider, this is the Account to follow in the US NBC Olympics Twitter account has shared stories, previews and programming updates to keep viewers up to date on all things Tokyo Olympics.
Olympic Account: The official Twitter of the Olympic Games Account has over 6 million subscribers. The account could be one to follow to see world records and more international stories outside of the United States.
Simone Bilès: The gold medalist gymnast has her eyes set on more equipment. Biles has over 1.2 million followers and became the first Olympian to have her own Emoji on Twitter. Using the hashtags #simone and #simonebiles creates a gymnast emoji at the end of the hashtag.
Related Link: How to Watch the Tokyo Olympics: Opening Ceremony, Gymnastics, Swimming, etc.
Michael Phelps: With more medals (28) and gold (23) than any competitor in the Summer Olympics, Phelps is one of the best-known names in the business. Phelps is retired from the sport and will now be a correspondent for NBC. He will also be calling some swimming events with Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines.
Phelps has over 1.9 million followers and seek him out to share stories he covers during the games and see him cheer on Team USA Swimming.
Rowdy Gaines: One of the main names to know for NBC coverage is Rowdy Gaines. The former gold medalist is a top swimming commentator and has covered the sport at every Summer Olympics since 1996.
Jack Doles: As a resident of West Michigan, the name I know when it comes to Olympic coverage is Jack doles, member of WOOD TV, a subsidiary of NBC. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mark the 11e Olympic Games covered by Doles. Following Doles on Twitter will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Olympic Games media coverage and in-depth stories about the athletes.
Nyjah Huston: Skateboarding made its debut as an Olympic sport at the 2020 Olympics. One of the big names in the sport to watch is Nyjah huston, the favorite American athlete to win a gold medal.
Huston has six gold and five silver medals at the Men’s Skateboarding World Championship. He is a millionaire who has won more awards in the history of skateboarding. He is also one of the biggest followers of Olympic athletes with over five million followers, including 235,000 on Twitter and over 4.7 million on Instagram.
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