What’s the buzz about Indonesia in the 2016 Rio Olympics?

The Olympic season is here. During this year’s Olympics in Rio, Indonesian netizens have been buzzing, but not necessarily about the games, but more about fashion?

Well, let’s just say they have put their opinions and criticism in about what the Indonesian team were wearing. Most of the netizens were saying that the Indonesian team’s outfit were a bit too formal and stiff, some even said that it lacked in innovation.

Although, the head of the Indonesian Olympics Contingent, Raja Sapta Oktohari did not think that these critisms were a negative thing. Quite the contrary, he thought it was a way the netizens’ showed that they cared about the team’s impression and well being in the Olympics.

It all turned out great, because the response towards the outfits the Indonesian team wore to the opening ceremony was praised by a lot of the audience and netizens everywhere due to their bravery to look a bit different that the other teams. Audiences, both offline and online also praised Indonesia for staying true to the country’s culture and traditions through the outfits.

News about these positive reactions posted by Liputan6.com quickly became a trending topic on Facebook with 200.500 likes and 779 shares at the time. Not to mention the 648 comments that were indeed mostly very positive.

Another triumph for Indonesia in the Olympics was gained by a 21 year old, Sri Wahyuni  Agustiani  who successfully lifted 115 kilograms of iron weight and won the silver medal for Indonesia in weight lifting. This was one of the first medals won by Indonesia and it was quite impressive.

News about this very impressive achievement generated 7.664.489 impressions according to Sonar’s radar. Talk about a great first impression!

 

Sarah is a social media content writer for Sonar Platform, currently majoring in Public Relations at the London School of Public Relations, Jakarta

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Sarah is a social media content writer for Sonar Platform, currently majoring in Public Relations at the London School of Public Relations, Jakarta

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