The 6 new sports emojis

The Unicode Consortium approved the following 41 emoji characters as part of Unicode 8.0, released on June 17, 2015. Among these 41 characters were 6 sports emojis.

But don't get too excited just yet. These new emoji characters rely on future updates from platform vendors such as Apple, Google and Microsoft.

These are the actual images coming soon to your keyboard... though we hope they're tweaked just a bit.

 

Badminton Racquet

 

Cricket Bat And Ball

 

Field Hockey Stick And Ball

 
 

Ice Hockey Stick And Puck

 

Table Tennis Paddle And Ball

 

Volleyball