We repeat: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a guest appearance at the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Olympics by emerging from a Green Warp Pipe dressed as Mario.

Not a drill. Actually happened. Was incredible.

The Rio Games has officially drawn to a close, and the glittering closing ceremony put a full stop on the often spectacular, sometimes utterly bonkers past two weeks that saw Australia produce its lowest medal tally since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

With Rio officially handing the Olympic Flag off to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics, the ceremony closed with a sneak peek at what’s to come in Japan. And if this is anything to go by, Tokyo is going to vomit rainbows of joy onto everyone and it’s going to be magical.

A short trailer for the Tokyo games ran towards the end of the ceremony, in which Abe – worried that he might not make it to Rio in time – morphed into Mario, drilled a green warp pipe through the core of the earth, and emerged in the centre of the Maracanã.

It was bloody GLORIOUS.

Rio’s been fun and all. But Tokyo is going to be incredible.

I N C R E D I B L E.

Source: Twitter.

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