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Facebook Data Reveals Olympics Buzz Worldwide

<p>Facebook data shows who is talking about the Olympics worldwide -- and what sports they're dishing about.</p>

The data scientists at Facebook have crunched the numbers and figured out who is talking about the Sochi Winter Olympics worldwide -- and what they're talking about. The results offer great insight into the top mentions by sport, by country.

Some top-level insights:

  • Europeans love the biathlon.
  • Confirmed: Figure skating is huge worldwide.
  • Great Britain and Japan won snowboarding medals this week. They love to shred.
  • Alpine skiing is the top sport in Lebanon following skier Jackie Chamoun's controversial inclusion in a naked calendar.
  • Argentines are obsessed with curling.