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    There we have it, Rio's time hosting the Olympics has wrapped up...

    ...It's time for the closing ceremony.

    Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, Appeared as Mario for the Olympic handover.

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    Edited by: "F.D" 22nd Aug 2016

    archer1204

    Well for 16 days then its https://www.rio2016.com/en/paralympics



    You might have missed the news recently but the Brazilians have not given much funding to the Para's as its not really hugely important to their global, political position.

    Ticket sales have been abysmal and as result they have a cut a number of events. Within the events that remain its been hugely scaled back.

    Rather sad esp. given the success of the para's in London, they were very popular on TV here too but else where interest is generally quite low.

    Edited by: "groenleader" 22nd Aug 2016

    Well, it was a good one, the worst thing for me were the Brazilian fans, booing any opponents -not very hospitable. Hopefully Toyko can show them how its done.

    NX not being released till 2020 then ?

    Japans opening ceremony is going to be very interesting! and i fully expect Giant Mech Battles to be introduced as a new sport along with pokemon hunting.

    At least the media had something to report while the politicians were on holiday.

    What a marvellous achievement all round. Seen a couple of fuddy-duddies in the media bemoaning the even and Team GB, but it was a really great couple of weeks. Obviously not up there with London 2012 (I'm obviously biased) but our performance across almost every sport was fantastic.

    The Tokyo thing sounded cheesy but it made me smile.

    splatsplatsplat

    Well, it was a good one, the worst thing for me were the Brazilian fans, … Well, it was a good one, the worst thing for me were the Brazilian fans, booing any opponents -not very hospitable. Hopefully Toyko can show them how its done.


    absolutely agree, 3rd world countries hosting international events doesn't usually work out.

    Banned

    Will you be here for the Tokyo olympics OP that is the question

    The japan bit was the only decent part.

    I expect the full ceremony in 2020 to have samurai, possibly studio ghibli characters and strangeness

    Error440

    The japan bit was the only decent part.I expect the full ceremony in 2020 … The japan bit was the only decent part.I expect the full ceremony in 2020 to have samurai, possibly studio ghibli characters and strangeness



    Im excited already!

    haritori

    Im excited already!



    I's like to see some Japanese game show inspired events for the next Summer Olympics.

    http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/marssshhhhh.gif

    http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/tetrisssss.gif

    http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/slipnslideee.gif

    Original Poster



    Error440

    The japan bit was the only decent part.I expect the full ceremony in 2020 … The japan bit was the only decent part.I expect the full ceremony in 2020 to have samurai, possibly studio ghibli characters and strangeness

    Error440

    The japan bit was the only decent part.I expect the full ceremony in … The japan bit was the only decent part.I expect the full ceremony in 2020 to have samurai, possibly studio ghibli characters and strangeness


    A bit of this?

    http://daylol.com/nw/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/25-And-banana-for-scale-Kinda.gif

    RossD89

    I's like to see some Japanese game show inspired events for the next … I's like to see some Japanese game show inspired events for the next Summer Olympics.



    I want to play this one!

    http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/slipnslideee.gif

    Original Poster

    The Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo has been improved.

    http://i.imgur.com/j57M3cX.png

    Nah the rings should be attached to a chain chomp

    FantasyDeals

    BBC Article & video


    Hope he gives that lady back her head
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/89/59/38/8959389d9594f71f1c939da61877fbcc.jpg

    FantasyDeals

    A bit of this?



    Balloon blowing is new in Tokyo 2020 I hear...

    http://img.humorsharing.com/media/images/1505/i_oh_why_japan_why_001_556464a1d69fb.jpg


    summerof76

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_qMpoKh3pUX)


    love the clouds

    http://i.imgur.com/PSYiF9U.gif
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