History Funny / OlympicGames

10th Apr '17 3:03:49 PM nombretomado
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* Tokyo's promotional video for the 2020 Olympics at the Closing Ceremonies had a skit where [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePoliticalSystem Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe]] is stuck in traffic, and realizes he won't be able to get to Rio in time. So he [[spoiler:turns himself into [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] (complete with [[OneOfUs accurate sound effects]]) and gets assisted by Anime/{{Doraemon}} who builds, in the middle of the world-famous Shibuya Crossing, a Warp Pipe with a drilling component similar to the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 Spin Drill]] to ''[[DiggingToChina burrow through the earth's core]]'' so he can get to Maracanã Stadium]][[note]]which becomes [[{{Irony}} doubly funny]] when you realize that Brazil was fiercely loyal to Nintendo's arch-rival {{Sega}} during the console wars of the '80s and '90s[[/note]]. Then Prime Minister Abe makes his entrance [[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VDICHp07I8 through the Warp Pipe exit installed in the middle of the stadium, still wearing Mario's hat (and clothes)]].]] The video also includes [[spoiler:appearances form Manga/CaptainTsubasa, VideoGame/PacMan (both his original and ''VideoGame/PacManWorld'' appearances), and Franchise/HelloKitty.]]

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* Tokyo's promotional video for the 2020 Olympics at the Closing Ceremonies had a skit where [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePoliticalSystem Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe]] is stuck in traffic, and realizes he won't be able to get to Rio in time. So he [[spoiler:turns himself into [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] (complete with [[OneOfUs accurate sound effects]]) and gets assisted by Anime/{{Doraemon}} who builds, in the middle of the world-famous Shibuya Crossing, a Warp Pipe with a drilling component similar to the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 Spin Drill]] to ''[[DiggingToChina burrow through the earth's core]]'' so he can get to Maracanã Stadium]][[note]]which becomes [[{{Irony}} doubly funny]] when you realize that Brazil was fiercely loyal to Nintendo's arch-rival {{Sega}} Creator/{{Sega}} during the console wars of the '80s and '90s[[/note]]. Then Prime Minister Abe makes his entrance [[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VDICHp07I8 through the Warp Pipe exit installed in the middle of the stadium, still wearing Mario's hat (and clothes)]].]] The video also includes [[spoiler:appearances form Manga/CaptainTsubasa, VideoGame/PacMan (both his original and ''VideoGame/PacManWorld'' appearances), and Franchise/HelloKitty.]]
23rd Mar '17 2:20:37 PM DarcyFoster
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* How did Benjamin Boukpeti celebrate winning Togo's first ever medal? Simple - by triumphantly snapping his paddle in two.
11th Mar '17 2:53:05 PM nombretomado
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* A number of Canadian comedians expressing the country's appreciation towards their guests, including MichaelJFox heartwarmingly declaring everybody as honorary Canadians - which he then claims means that Canada won every gold medal of the games.

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* A number of Canadian comedians expressing the country's appreciation towards their guests, including MichaelJFox Creator/MichaelJFox heartwarmingly declaring everybody as honorary Canadians - which he then claims means that Canada won every gold medal of the games.
26th Feb '17 11:22:21 PM gewunomox
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* Canadian ice dancing gold medalists Virtue and Moir's funny showcase performance, which appeared to be a {{homage}} to teen movies (he was a(n ice) [[AvrilLavigne Sk8erBoi]], she did ballet...)

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* Canadian ice dancing gold medalists Virtue and Moir's funny showcase performance, which appeared to be a {{homage}} to teen movies (he was a(n ice) [[AvrilLavigne [[Music/AvrilLavigne Sk8erBoi]], she did ballet...)
21st Feb '17 11:43:19 AM DarcyFoster
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* The Parade of Nations in the Opening Ceremony was carried out to a backing of iconic British music. What starts playing when Fiji comes out? ''Staying Alive''... by Music/TheBeeGees.
4th Feb '17 8:23:42 AM DarcyFoster
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* Upon winning the 2012 discus throw, Robert Harting from Germany cranks a HulkHogan before doing a victory lap ''by clearing the hurdles.'' [[http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/londonspy/discus-champ-lights-olympic-stadium-hilarious-celebration-210641728.html It's just as hilarious as it sounds.]]

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* Upon winning the 2012 discus throw, Robert Harting from Germany cranks a HulkHogan before doing a victory lap ''by clearing the hurdles.'' [[http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/londonspy/discus-champ-lights-olympic-stadium-hilarious-celebration-210641728.html It's just as hilarious as it sounds.]]]] He then went in to London to celebrate - and had to spend the night in a unnamed railway station after he had his accreditation nicked.
29th Dec '16 10:53:30 AM igordebraga
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** Also, given there was no way to throw contest flags, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXuuYiFthp0 the coaches were tossing plushies of mascot Vinicius to argue with the referees!]]

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** Also, given there was no way to throw contest flags, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXuuYiFthp0 [[http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/olympic-wrestling-is-using-a-stuffed-animal-for-its-challenge-flag the coaches were tossing plushies of mascot Vinicius to argue with the referees!]]
29th Dec '16 10:23:29 AM nombretomado
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** Creator/RowanAtkinson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwzjlmBLfrQ quasi-Mr. Bean segment]]. The ''ChariotsOfFire'' theme starts with all the drama and seriousness one would expect from the situation... and then the camera pans over to him sitting at the keyboard, clearly bored that his part only involves hitting the same "pulse" note over and over. He manages to take out his phone to take a picture, sneeze ''and'' play the keyboard with an umbrella so he can get a tissue out of his backpack, and then falls asleep, dreaming himself into the movie's "running on the beach" opening sequence. After cheating to win the footrace (he takes a cab!), he wakes up to find the rest of the orchestra has finished the song, and everyone is staring at him. The conductor (highly respected conductor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Rattle Sir Simon Rattle]]!) scrunches a hilariously displeased expression and signals for the final notes. So he does so, only to hit one messed-up note at the end.

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** Creator/RowanAtkinson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwzjlmBLfrQ quasi-Mr. Bean segment]]. The ''ChariotsOfFire'' ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' theme starts with all the drama and seriousness one would expect from the situation... and then the camera pans over to him sitting at the keyboard, clearly bored that his part only involves hitting the same "pulse" note over and over. He manages to take out his phone to take a picture, sneeze ''and'' play the keyboard with an umbrella so he can get a tissue out of his backpack, and then falls asleep, dreaming himself into the movie's "running on the beach" opening sequence. After cheating to win the footrace (he takes a cab!), he wakes up to find the rest of the orchestra has finished the song, and everyone is staring at him. The conductor (highly respected conductor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Rattle Sir Simon Rattle]]!) scrunches a hilariously displeased expression and signals for the final notes. So he does so, only to hit one messed-up note at the end.
21st Dec '16 5:42:52 AM Milarqui
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* Spanish weight-lifter Lidia Valentín won the bronze medal in the 75kg category... and [[http://s1.eestatic.com/2016/08/12/actualidad/Actualidad_147252998_12758175_1706x960.jpg did this]].
15th Nov '16 12:10:07 PM Laevatein
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* When Australian Edwin Flack won gold in the 1500 metres, since Australia was still a British colony at the time, there was no Australian flag, and officials didn't have any of the colonial flags. So, at the medal ceremony, they ended up raising the Austrian flag.
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