Competitive sports and gaming geekery aren’t exactly regular bedfellows, but early evidence suggests the Tokyo Olympics might manage to mix things up a bit.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally accepted the Olympic flag at the Rio 2016 closing ceremony last night, and also gave us a little look into the plans for the next Games in four years. Have a watch of this.
— Belize (@bleeszebub) August 22, 2016
That’s right, the leader of Japan turned into Super Mario, drilled through the planet (ruining a Tokyo zebra crossing in the process) and popped out of a green pipe in the middle of the Maracana stadium to raucous applause. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
Funnily enough, for a large portion of the Rio Games, we all thought the organisers were desperately in need of some plumbing expertise.
Now just imagine what such a skit involving Theresa May could have been like.