The Olympic Games are more than medals and scores. They are a series of unexpected moments — awe-inspiring, nail-biting, cheer-out-loud moments — that spark interest across the globe. In these moments, people are turning to their devices, searching to learn more. See the sports, athletes and events that are capturing attention the world over.
Fans who searched weightlifting were hungry to learn more about Kendrick Farris’ vegan diet.
Phelps becomes the most searched swimmer of all time.
Most searched Olympic sport by country.
Bikes and bites. People who are hungry for cycling are also searching for rice cakes.
As the equestrian events picked up pace, so did searches for “horse riding near me.”
Alpine beach? Switzerland searches “beach volleyball” more than any other country.
Viewing parties are searched over 700% more now than during previous Olympic Games.
Samba lessons shimmy past ballet lessons in search by almost 500% during the Rio Opening Ceremonies.
Explore more at google.com/olympics