The Olympic Triathlons’ bicycle division makes a nice lap around the giant Gundam statue in Odaiba’s DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, which means that commentators occasionally have to try to describe the matter.
I can’t speak for other nations’ commentators, but the poor guy who handles the BBC’s broadcast just did his best (like Captured here by Kero Kero Bonito producer Gus Lobban
To be fair, it’s not also far away! A few years ago the original Gundam Statue was replaced with a new one, and the new one is from Gundam unicorn mobile suitso the unicorn part is almost right!
But I can’t help him with Gandum.
OTHER Olympic Games:
The witcher Fan wins gold at the Tokyo Olympics
we wrote about Russian athletes and The witcher Super fan Vitalina Batsarashkina in 2016 when she won a silver medal in the 10m air pistol at the Rio Olympics. She’s right back at this year’s games Witcher Gang, only this time she won gold.
Yes that was Final Fantasy At the Olympic ceremony. And there is more!
For the nerdy among us, Japan is practically synonymous with video games. And if you’ve played video games and happened to see the opening ceremony of the biggest sporting event of the year, you probably said, “Wait a minute, is that …?” Oh, that was it. In fact, there have been a number of musical references that will likely only be readable by gamers, especially those with a penchant for classic Japanese role-playing games.
Google is celebrating the Olympics with a complete JRPG
Today isn’t the first time a Google Doodle has been a game, however that is surely the most complicated until now. Whenever you open a new Chrome page or start a search that Friday morning, you can click a pixel art icon that launches an Olympic-themed JRPG, complete with anime sequences from Studio 4 ° C right inside your Browser is playing.