Japanese PM Emerges as Super Mario at Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony
Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP
Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe has made an appearance during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Olympics, disguised as Super Mario.
It is tradition that the next country to host the olympics will formally accepted the Olympic flag, marking the end of the 2016 games.
#Tokyo Governor @ecoyuri received the Olympic Flag for the #Tokyo2020 Games! pic.twitter.com/N7bNGBak0X— Tokyo 2020 (@Tokyo2020) August 22, 2016
The next host was afforded a short time to showcase their country and give a teaser trailer of their plans for the next Games.
It's a fast paced, futuristic trailer featuring athletes in action against a Tokyo backdrop and scenes from manga cartoons Capitan Tsubasa and Doraemon and video game Pac Man. Ending with the prime minister Shinzo Abe emerging from a Super Mario pipe dressed as Super Mario himself.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Details:
in 1964 - the first ever Olympic Games held in Asia
Created by designer Asao Tokolo and inspired by traditional Japanese motifs (pictured above)
24 July 2020
Five new sports have been added for 2020:
What a way to end the Rio Olympics!
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