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Rio Olympics the top Twitter trend of 2016

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 31: The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen at sunset in front of the Maracana Stadium ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on July 31, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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The Rio Olympics marked the No. 1 global Twitter trend of 2016, topping the U.S. presidential election, Brexit and Pokemon Go.

Twitter published a year in review, highlighting Olympic tweets from Usain Bolt and Simone Biles.

In 2014, the Sochi Olympics did not crack Twitter’s top five global events, which was led by the Brazil World Cup.

In 2012, the Olympics were the No. 4 trend among U.S. sports, behind NFL, NASCAR and MLB.

In 2010, the Vancouver Olympics did not crack Twitter’s top 10 trends, which was led by the BP oil spill.

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