Japan’s at it again!
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe enters the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics closing ceremony through a Super Mario warp pipe dressed as the famous Nintendo character on Sunday (August 21) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
As per tradition, the next hosts were 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.
Here are some interesting facts about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:
Host city: Tokyo, Japan
Last hosted: in 1964 – the first ever Olympic Games held in Asia
Slogan: “Discover Tomorrow”
Logo: Created by designer Asao Tokolo and inspired by traditional Japanese motifs
Opening ceremony: 24 July 2020
- Sports climbing
Commonly known as Tokyo 2020, the 2020 Summer Olympics is planned to be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo. The city was announced as the host at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on 7 September 2013.