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With the Rio Olympics drawing to a close, Tokyo is up next in 2020. And to mark the occasion, Mario made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony tonight, warp-piping from Japan to Brazil and transforming into ... Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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The possibility of getting video games into the Olympics has been bandied around for a while, but it's not until this year that something concrete has finally begun to emerge. It's not officially affiliated with Rio itself, but during this year's Olympic Games there will be a two-day pop-up event for esports -- and it's backed by the United Kingdom.