Instagram Analytics: Top 10 Photos from the Sochi 2014 Olympics

Posted: March 13, 2014 by kirisyko in Winter
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Now that the dust has settled on the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, it’s time to take a look at the Instagram analytics to find the photos & hashtags from the games that deserve a gold medal. Below are the 10 most liked Instagram photos that were tagged with #sochi, #olympics2014, or #sochi2014 (the official hashtag) — the 3 most used hashtags.

You may be surprised by the most popular photos on Instagram, since snowboards catching huge air, and medal ceremony images are absent, with group selfies and the opening ceremonies attracting some of the most likes:

10. @nbcolympics account – 17.5K likes – Tagged with #Sochi & #Sochi2014

The 10th most popular Instagram photo of the 2014 Olympics, and the only one NBC has in the top 10, captures a tribute to Canadian skier Sarah Burke who died in a skiing accident in Utah in 2012, and had her ashes spread over the mountains surrounding Sochi during the games.

9. @Sochi2014 account – 17.7K likes – Tagged with #Sochi2014

At #9 is the only photo from the official Sochi2014 Instagram account, that unsurprisingly uses the official #Sochi2014 hashtag to capture fireworks during the closing ceremony.

8. @GracieGold95 account – 21.7K likes – Tagged with #Sochi2014

The only photo from a US athlete to make the top 10, this selfie is from the bronze medal-winning figure skater also includes US skater Jason Brown.

7. @tina_kandelaki account – 24.1K likes – Tagged with #sochi2014 and #olympics2014

The photo in 7th place is notable for the fact that it was reposted by Russian journalist Tina Kandelaki from a Reuters photographer, and doesn’t use any of Instagram’s filters.

6. @voguemagazine account – 24.2K likes – Tagged with #sochi

A big win for @voguemagazine, they captured this close up shot of Mikaela Shiffrin’s gold medal for slalom.

5. @adelinasotnikova account – 29.8K likes – Tagged with #sochi2014

This group selfie from gold medal-winning Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova got almost 30,000 likes.

4. @adelinasotnikova account – 37.8K likes – Tagged with #sochi2014 and #Olympicsgames2014

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