Support our Athletes on Social Media

The Tokyo 2020 games have officially commenced and without spectators it is more important than ever to support our Australian Sailors from home. Australian Sailing is encouraging fans to use the hashtag #GoAusSailors on social media and to tag @aussailingteam. There are some great prizes on the line!

If you’d like to channel your Olympic spirit further, The Australian Olympic Committee, Facebook and Instagram have launched Green and Gold FaceFilters and Profile Frames to drive support for our Australian athletes in Tokyo.

Through Facebook and Instagram, fans will have a virtual “front row seat” at this year’s Games. From athlete posts and behind-the-scenes video, to product experiences such as FaceFilters and Profile Frames, these exclusive features will help Australians express their fandom and connect with other fans — almost as if they’re in the stadium.

The CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee, Matt Carroll AM, said: “We encourage Australians to get behind the Australian Olympic Team by turning Facebook and Instagram green and gold with the official Australian Olympic Team filters, profile frames, and using our #TokyoTogether hashtag. Let’s turn our feeds Green and Gold to show we are with the team in Tokyo.”

Athletes are the stars of the Games, and their cameras and experiences will be the lens through which many people experience Tokyo 2020. In collaboration with the AOC, Facebook is supporting Australia’s Olympic athletes as they connect with fans and share their successes and experiences across Facebook and Instagram. Get to know our Australian athletes and follow their journey’s on Facebook via Olympics Unleashed presented by Optus TV, the Tokyo Together Podcast and an exclusive Green and Gold series. This new series brings together sports at the grassroots level with Olympians, to inspire the champions of tomorrow.

“Sports have the unique power to build community and bring people together. We’re excited to support the Australian Olympic Team and help athletes stay connected with their communities back home,” said Will Easton, Managing Director, Facebook Australia and New Zealand.

“277 million people had 1.5 billion interactions related to the Rio 2016 Olympics on Facebook alone. With this year’s Games taking place without an Australian crowd to support our team in the stadium, it is more important than ever to show support to our athletes through technology and digital communities. We very much hope our platforms can help people around the world enjoy the events safely and we look forward to celebrating the human achievement, optimism and progress the Games represent.”

Facebook filter can be found here. Instagram filter can be found here. When you open the filter, you will have the option to add different green and gold features to your picture by tapping on the small icons, then tapping the screen. Add accessories and face paint to go green and gold, take your picture and share!