Japanese Prime Minister dresses up as Mario to celebrate 2020 Tokyo Olympics

After Sunday night’s closing ceremony, the 2016 Rio Olympics are officially in the books. However, during the festivities to celebrate the 2016 Games, Olympic officials also generated some excitement for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in a unique way.

In order to officially pass the torch to Tokyo, the closing ceremony featured a remarkable Nintendo-themed segment to preview the upcoming games.

The video montage featured Super Mario, Pac-Man and various anime figures before Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe capped things off by dressing up as Mario for the final reveal.

Check out the ceremony below:

Who is ready for Tokyo? After the success Team USA had in Rio, it’s going to be exciting to see who can return in four years to proudly represent the country again on their way to the top of the podium.

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