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Olympics

Shaun White’s Mario Run

Shaun White’s Mario Run

Shaun White’s gold medal-winning Halfpipe run in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was pretty epic all on its own. But Dylan “Tater Tot” Tate decided to give it a little more sparkle and shine with the addition of visuals and sound effects from Super Mario Bros.

Inspiring Pyeongchang Moments

Inspiring Pyeongchang Moments

Thanks to our friends at Toyota, we had the good fortune to visit this year’s Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. From the athletes to spectators to the Koreans who ran the show, the Olympics showcased the best of people in these trying times.

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Steel Wool Fire Olympic Rings

Steel Wool Fire Olympic Rings

Maker Gustav Evertsson paid tribute to the 2018 Winter Olympics with a neat build. He created a series of motorized blades which he loaded up with steel wool and set ablaze. The resulting persistence of vision illusion reveals a fiery version of the iconic 5-ring Olympic logo.

Pyeongchang Olympics Drone Display

Pyeongchang Olympics Drone Display

To kick off the 2018 Winter Olympics, Intel launched 1218 drones, which formed the image of an athlete, then the olympic rings, as athletes mirrored the image below. The drone layer was pre-recorded for the live broadcast due to logistical issues, but it was still breathtaking.

2020 Olympics Ambassadors

2020 Olympics Ambassadors

Olympic ambassadors are chosen from the host country’s exemplary citizens. Since the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, who better to represent Japan than the likes of the seventh hokage and a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan? Troll level: Shin-chan.

Celebratory Slam

Celebratory Slam

Japanese wrestler Risako Kawai showed the world a new wrestling tradition when she won the gold medal in the women’s 53kg freestyle division at Rio 2016. This should be done in every sport. Spike the coach, dunk the coach…

Golf Returns to the Games

Golf Returns to the Games

Rio 2016 ended golf’s 112-year absence from the Olympics, but being a quiet sport many folks are not aware that it’s back. Beer maker Michelob thought they’d give golf a tongue-in-cheek boost using a simple yet effective edit.

The Onion: The Archer’s Dilemma

The Onion: The Archer’s Dilemma

“At this point, the pupils dilate, attempting to pick off the slowest people attempting to run away.” The Onion continues its faux Olympics coverage by looking at how competitive archers suppress the urge to plant an arrow on someone’s face.

Nike: Unlimited Together

Nike: Unlimited Together

“We, the People, would like you to know that wherever you go we’re right by your side.” Chance the Rapper performs an original song for Nike’s sponsored Olympians. Please support the USA men’s basketball team in their quest to win gold by a bazillion points.

LWT: Opening Ceremony

LWT: Opening Ceremony

(PG-13: Language) With the 2016 Olympics underway, Last Week Tonight looks at NBC’s godawful coverage of the opening ceremony, Brazil’s sleazy acting President, the first ever Refugee Olympic Team and more.

What I Love about the Olympics

What I Love about the Olympics

“Watching who can run fastest in a straight line for 9 seconds gives me hours of enjoyment.” Our beloved ultra spiritual guru JP shares his thoughts on gymnastics, the unpredictable USA men’s basketball and other Olympic sports.

Eddie the Eagle (Trailer)

Eddie the Eagle (Trailer)

This feel-good flick tells the story of Eddie Edwards, an eccentric young man who aspired to be an Olympic athlete, and settled on becoming a ski jumper – an odd choice given the fact that Britain hadn’t entered in that sport in almost 60 years.

The Grace of Figure Skating

The Grace of Figure Skating

On the surface, Olympic figure skating is a precise and graceful blend of athleticism and performance. So leave it to Sad and Useless to dig up this gallery of hilariously frozen moments which live up to none of those ideals.

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Olympic Luge POV

Olympic Luge POV

If you’ve ever thought about taking a ride on a luge, you’ll probably reconsider it after you watch this clip of doubles luger Matt Morenson as careening down an Olympic track at speeds greater than 80MPH. Take another ride here.

Conservation of Energy

Conservation of Energy

Keep your eye on Dave Wottle, the guy at the back of the pack in this footage from the 1972 Olympic 800-meter event. If you look up “sandbagger” in the encyclopedia, they should have a picture of this guy.

Mariachi Ski Suit

Mariachi Ski Suit

Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will be attending his sixth Winter Olympics at Sochi as a downhill skier for team Mexico. The 55-year-old Olympic Prince will be competing in style with a state of the art ski suit modeled after traditional Mariachi garb.

Making Snow for the Olympics

Making Snow for the Olympics

For some reason, we assumed the snow covering the slopes at the Olympic games was natural. In fact, much of it is made using powerful machines from SMI Snow Makers, who capture clean water and convert it into piles of realistic snow.

Olympic Sailing Explained

Olympic Sailing Explained

(NSFW: Language) We’re not quite sure how Olympic sailing works either, but this commentary should help set things straight if you’re confused. We had no idea Spielberg was an Olympic athlete.

Too Much Olympics

Too Much Olympics

Mario and Fafa debate the pros and cons of the Olympics, along with the veritable explosion of new events and media coverage in recent years. And they have a proposal for how to solve the problem.

LEGO Team GB Minifigs

LEGO Team GB Minifigs

LEGO celebrates the upcoming London 2012 Olympics by releasing minifigures of 9 athletes from Great Britain. They will be exclusive to the UK and will be available starting 07/01 for £1.99 ea.

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Cadbury’s Simply the Best

Cadbury’s Simply the Best

Cadbury is doing everything they can to keep Team GB pumped for London 2012 – check out Rebecca Adlington as her swim training is disrupted by a band of supporters. (Thanks Matt!)

Wenlock and Mandeville

Wenlock and Mandeville

You’re looking at the official mascots for the 2012 London Olympics. Wenlock is on the left, and Mandeville on the right. Despite the explanations, we still don’t get why they look like Leela’s kids.

Olympic Speedmaster Watch

Olympic Speedmaster Watch
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With Vancouver around the bend, Omega expands its Timeless line with this stainless steel Speedmaster watch; it sports five Olympic-style counters and a shock-absorbing movement.

RM011 Americas White Watch

RM011 Americas White Watch
$90,000  Buy Comment

Made for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Richard Mille’s RM011 Americas White watch bares all with a timer, chronograph, calendar, and big date window in a DLC-coated titanium case.

Video: Rio 2016

Video: Rio 2016

We Yanks are still smarting over Chicago’s loss, but this upbeat 2016 Olympics video for Rio De Janeiro softens the blow; we love the Windy City, but check out those Brazilian beaches!

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