Celebrities & Entertainment
8,259 Reviews & Articles | 62,680 News Posts

Japanese PM appears as Super Mario for Olympics closing

Rio hands over to Tokyo for 2020 Olympic Games
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Aug 22, 2016 2:24 am

The Rio Olympics have closed in a spectacular ceremony, topped off with an apperance by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as gaming's most famous celebrity - Super Mario!



Nintendo's character was introduced during the closing ceremony in a short CG animated cameo showing the character warping into a pipe, before Abe himself emerged as Mario on stage replete with his iconic blue and red overalls. An incredibly well executed gag, which is a nice touch for the gaming friendly country.




With the Rio games over, Tokyo will be the next house the Olympics Games in 2020.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!