Super Mario Appears At Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony, Watch Video

Posted: Aug 22 2016, 12:57am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 22 2016, 1:17am CDT, in Latest Sports News


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Super Mario Appears at Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears dressed up as Super Mario at the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony to accept the Olympic flag for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Watch the video.

The Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony had a big win for Nintendo. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, appeared dressed up as Super Mario to formally accept the Olympic flag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic game. The stunt came after a short trailer for the Tokyo Games featuring at the end an animation of Super Mario flying through a tunnel.

Super Mario aka Shinzo Abe then appears on stage at the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony holding a red ball. This was quite an unusual stunt, but very entertaining. To be more up to date with the current hype, Abe should have chosen to appear as a Pokemon like Pikachu.

Watch the cool trailer for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic games with the Super Mario ending below.

In the 2020 Tokyo trailer, Doreamon helps Mario to get to Rio by placing a drill that makes a tunnel through the earth from Tokyo to Rio. The video also features appearances of Hello Kitty and other characters. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics trailer is definitely one of the best ever Olympics promotions. The red ball is also a great symbol for the event. Expectations are high for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. There is a lot of pressure on Japan to exceed the Rio Games that just ended. The Rio games did not turn out as the disaster as predicted, but there have been lots of issues. Even during the closing ceremony. At some point the power went out.

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