New olympic sport emoji

Tieme van Veen tiemevanveen at
Thu Aug 4 02:08:53 CDT 2016

I think you're right, they're meaning the Rio-style emoji's that twitter appends after olympic hashes.
Still, it would be cool if those 5 new sports could be expressed in emoji's right? People will need them a lot in 2020! 
I'm working on a proposal for a 'Climbing' icon. That's one of the 5. I chose Climbing instead of SportClimbing to make the icon more generic and useful for all kinds of climbers instead of just 'SportClimbing'.
Proposal will be ready by the end of the month, draft is here: 
Surfing is already in ��, so is a baseball ⚾️ and Martial arts. That leaves Skateboarding. 
From: gwalla at
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 23:30:43 -0700
Subject: Re: New olympic sport emoji
To: c933103 at; unicode at

Judging by the attached gif, it looks like they actually mean hashflags, not Unicode emoji.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 3:57 PM, gfb hjjhjh <c933103 at> wrote:
In , Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games think twitter shall add five new emoji for each of those new sports that just get approved into 2020 Olympic game by IOC in four year's timr , but had any proposal be submitted to Unicode about addition of symbol for those sports into Unicode yet?

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