Mar 18, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT
The top American social media subjects of the Sochi Olympics were T.J. Oshie and the U.S. men’s hockey team and figure skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White, according to statistics from the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The USOC posted a recap of record social media, digital and broadcast platforms numbers from the Olympics and Paralympics on Tuesday.
Here are some of the highlights:
The most popular tweet from the USOC’s account during the Olympics was this:
The U.S.’ win over Russia via shootout generated a record Games-high 72,630 tweets per minute.
A post of Davis and White winning the U.S.’ first Olympic ice dancing gold was the most popular on Facebook.
As a whole, the U.S. Olympic Team of more than 200 athletes was the most active of all nations on social media in Sochi. It totaled 22,598 posts across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to the USOC. Canada (15,716) and Great Britain (9,867) were next highest.
Oshie, Gus Kenworthy and Shaun White experienced the greatest gain in Twitter followers, all adding more than 93,000 each.
The top Paralympics event was the U.S.’ 1-0 win over Russia in the sledge hockey final and this tweet from the U.S. Paralympic Team account:
This USOC recap has more information on record viewership numbers for NBC, NBCSN, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports Live Extra and TeamUSA.org.
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