Six days ago, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron and kicked off just over two weeks of sporting excellence. Now, sports fans around the globe have been glued to their screens to support their national teams and athletes competing in the biggest event of high-level athleticism.

So amid the salty caramel popcorn, loud cheers and tears of disappointment, people are taking their emotions and laying them all out in these funny tweets that we collected below. So let’s get that Tokyo Olympics vibe up and rolling, and be sure to upvote your favorite ones!

After you’re done, I totally recommend you check out our previous post with crazy photos of Olympians and other athletes that will give you an entirely new perspective on the human body and its capabilities. No amount of respect is too much for these incredible people!

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Hermione
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3 months ago (edited)

Yep, that’s me. Minus the gold medal.

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denzoren
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3 months ago

Oh yeahhhh....this would be great!

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

Japan just does everything better.

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With so many fans not being able to attend the Olympics this year, the post-pandemic sports event seems very different from what we were used to. Just like most professional sports, Olympic events feed off crowd energy that transfers onto the screens for viewers at home.

Commenting on the very different kind of Olympic experience this year, Rick Burton, a professor of sport management at Syracuse University and the former chief marketing officer of the US Olympic Committee for the 2008 Beijing games, called the experience “sterile.” “The sponsors are going to be thinking the ratings will be down. They’re worried they’re not going to get their money’s worth,” he added.

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Nadia Montera
Community Member
3 months ago

hahahaha

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd definitely watch this. Lol

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Air Horse 1

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

You know, transport of the horses never occurred to me.

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Moreover, sports psychologists are now observing an Olympics without fans as a real-life science experiment. It’s thought to help researchers and clinicians to measure the impact of a crowd of fans on its players—and on spectators at home. The unprecedented times offer an entirely new glimpse into what is the social and psychological makeup of the Olympic Games and how the competing athletes are affected by it.

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Makes Sense

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

This is utter none sense...let them wear what they want and what is comfortable! It's their skills on show not their bodies.

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Bobert Robertson
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

It's like being Dwayne Johnson's bodyguard

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Skateboarding

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Juraj Janeček
Community Member
3 months ago

have you seen pistol shooters?

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Some athletes have already stressed the pressure that’s been building for not having an audience of spectators. On Tuesday, superstar gymnast Simone Biles dropped out of the women’s team event, blaming “not the right headspace” for competition. “It’s been really stressful this Olympic Games. Just as a whole, not having an audience. There are a lot of different variables going into it,’ she told the Washington Post.

The findings made on viewers’ engagement also show that sports without fans may be way less enjoyable. Kantar, a research firm that measures consumer enthusiasm, found that two-third of American sports spectators announced that watching sports during the pandemic was not as engaging and enjoyable. “[The Olympics] could be a little bit less engaging, a little bit less fulfilling for the viewer,” Ryan McConnell, Kantar’s senior vice president for consulting, told Quartz.

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404 Panda Not Found
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3 months ago

Damn, BP's censoring has gone to (present tence cat in french)

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#11

???

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

Not the camera man we want, but the one we need.

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#12

Skateboarder From Philippines Meets Tony Hawk

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Abhinc
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

tony hawk's twitter account is one of the funniest things ever !!! this guy is a gem !!!

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Eunice Probert
Community Member
3 months ago

I could win the jumping to conclusions event.

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#14

Go Guys!

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Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

weightlifter hidilyn diaz won the first ever goldmedal for the philippines!! i literally screamed when she won :D i was so f*cking happy for her

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Young Minami Kotaro
Community Member
3 months ago

Coz it would be awkward if it was...FORD

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ggus44
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3 months ago

Well, it's fair for those russian athletes that don't do doping and just work hard to go to the Olympics.

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Otter
Community Member
3 months ago

Facebook is pure evil.

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Laura Würker
Community Member
3 months ago

Shiny!

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SykesDaMan
Community Member
3 months ago

never heard of*

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Monday
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3 months ago

This reminds me that it's nearly time for my annual "Blades of Glory" watch.

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IlovemydogShilo
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3 months ago

Yo me they look like they want to recruit me into Scientology.

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Eunice Probert
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3 months ago

I want to see the egg and spoon race at the next olympics.

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#23

Expectations vs. Reality

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Abhinc
Community Member
3 months ago

same here Amanda !! same

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#24

Better Than Nothing, Am I Right?

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't even think we've got any medals this year yet.

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly! It means so much more.

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

I also fall over putting my socks on.

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Kaspar Kristiansen
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Pierce Morgan, is that you?

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lara
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, oh, will they have waxed and unwaxed categories?

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athornedrose
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3 months ago

same

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Bobert Robertson
Community Member
3 months ago

I see 2-oh-2-oh-nay

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#31

Ya

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Francis
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

me while watching diving: "oh s**t that was a huge splash! that won't be a medal for them!" - it's the only thing i know: big splash = bad rating

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#32

Toss Your Medal To The Athletes ~

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

Nice!

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SykesDaMan
Community Member
3 months ago

They look nice and comfortable! :)

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#34

Watching Olympics Is Hard

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Young Minami Kotaro
Community Member
3 months ago

Me too..

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Suutashi
Community Member
2 months ago

XD That's Yoshi- P, Masayoshi Soken and Koji Fox from Final Fantasy XIV. It took me a moment to realise who they were.

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Young Minami Kotaro
Community Member
3 months ago

Hah hahh!

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#37

Just Saying, Someone Being The Best By A Wide Margin Is No Reason To Handicap Them

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Bob Bob
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope mental health doesn't matter does it?

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Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

...while eating chips with a cat on my lap also judging the competitors.

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#39

Cat Olympics? This Mfer Spittin Tho

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

He deserves all the medals!

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

Coolest thing I did at 13 was a trick on a bike that later caused me severe pain (when I landed) and would have made Tony Hawk laugh, b/c he could do it on a skateboard. So, yeah, no coolness whatsoever.

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#41

Simone Biles

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Joanna Carmel
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope it came up in the exit interview.

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lara
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, yes you do. If you haven't then you don't have a clue as to what is going on, in fact, you really need to go to the library and watch all the earlier ones, though you are going to have a little trouble finding the Grecian Olympics for 400 BC.

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#43

Japan With The Home Field Advantage

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Monday
Community Member
3 months ago

"The olympics are temporary, waifus are eternal" - that athlete probably

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MAL
Community Member
2 months ago

I've been in this conversation.

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

Dandy Doritus?

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