The Rio Olympics have finally come to an end and to celebrate the games, a spectacular ending closing ceremony took place.
The ceremony, which has a carnival-inspired theme, was live for at least 3 hours before it went to close.
The Olympics will be going to Japan in 2020. And as a tradition, the next hosting country has to step in and showcase their culture and create hype for the next game.
Japan Surprises With Tons Of Cameos
One of the biggest highlights of the night was when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared dressed as the iconic video game character ‘Mario’.
Before he appeared on the stage from a pipe, a short trailer was played which featured cameos from Doraemon, Pac Man, Shinkansen and Mario.
The Japanese Prime Minister made a brief appearance in the trailer worrying that he would not make it on time to Rio for the Japan’s handover ceremony. But then suddenly he gets help from Mario who digs up a tunnel and sets up a pipe for him to travel from Japan to Rio. As soon as the trailer ended, a pipe emerged from the bottom and out came the Prime Minister dressed as Mario. Watch the full trailer and video below!
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And if you missed the closing ceremony, here are some pictures!