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Scrapped proposal for Tokyo Olympics included appearance from Mario

Posted on April 1, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

You may recall that Mario had a prominent appearance during the 2016 Summer Olympics. The character popped up during the closing ceremony, and Japan’s prime minister – complete with the plumber’s hat – even came out of a Warp Pipe.

Tokyo is set to host the latest Olympics, and it looks like there were some initial talks of featuring Mario again. Shukan Bunshun managed to obtain a nearly 300-page proposal for the event that ultimately wasn’t realized. It shows that an 8-bit Mario would have closed things out.

Here’s a look at the relevant page:

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