Twitter creates more than 200 emojis for the Rio Olympics

Twitter is gearing up for Rio 2016 with an onslaught of new emojis, mostly comprising the competing countries' flags.

Twitter: pushing users to a live Olympics experience through Periscope and emoji
Twitter: pushing users to a live Olympics experience through Periscope and emoji

For example:

Each Olympic sport also gets its own emoji, as do various events such as #OpeningCeremony. 

And finally, Twitter is also pushing users to its live platform Moments and video platforms Periscope and Vine. In Moments, users can follow updates around specific countries or sports.

Periscope and Vine will each have dedicated Olympics channels where viewers can watch Olympics content.

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