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Big news, sports fans—the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are in full! Freakin'! Swing!! Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka had the privilege of lighting the Olympic cauldron on July 23, thus beginning an exciting two weeks worth of athleticism, patriotism...and funny memes and tweets galore. Not sure what it is about Olympics that bring out the absolute funniest in people, but I sure as hell am not complaining!
As the Games continue on, prepare yourself for hilarious Olympic discourse, which I have gathered for your reading pleasure below.
There's tie ins from 'The Office,' naturally
There's a reason why The Office is such a popular show—there's just so many relatable and laughable scenarios that somehow seem to fit IRL...and this "medal ceremony" is total proof.
So excited for the Olympics to start pic.twitter.com/PQydZGk9Ob
— The Office Memes (@OfficeMemes_) July 23, 2021
And this hilarious gymnastics episode is all of us after watching USA's women's team compete:
me thinking I can become a gymnast after watching the Olympics: pic.twitter.com/IzbZSXWzFH
— The Office Memes (@OfficeMemes_) July 26, 2021
Uh, athletes were marching to video game music during the Opening Ceremony?
And of course, all the gamers watching couldn't help but fangirl about how awesome it all was.
THE KINGDOM HEARTS OLYMPUS THEME
AT THE OLYMPICS
THIS IS SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/DfIezJGV47
— Lulu🌈🎏 (@luulubuu) July 23, 2021
— James Thompson (@jamesthompson8) July 23, 2021
Gamers watching the Olympics when they hear all these video game music being played that they know. pic.twitter.com/BWi6iHNooC
— Maku (@TropicalMaku) July 23, 2021
About the Olympic cauldron lighting...
I mean, of course, athletes could use a literal torch to light that bad boy up! But have they considered this other totally feasible and arguably cheaper option? 10/10 for creativity!
— ウエスP(Wes-P／Mr Uekusa) (@uespiiiiii) July 23, 2021
Turns out the Olympic village beds actually aren't sex proof
A rumor started making the rounds that Japanese authorities were making Olympic village beds out of cardboard and other sustainable materials to prevent the athletes from having sex. Turns out this rumor is partly false—Mexican athletes took it upon themselves to test the beds to see if they could support the weight of more than one person...and surprise! They can! Pretty sure the athletes will be fitting in a romp or two (when they're not competing, duh).
For scientific purposes, Mexican athletes testing the anti-sex beds 😂
— Wiso Vazquez (@WisoVazquez) July 22, 2021
Team USA struggled in Olympic basketball
To be fair, the USA men's team managed to make it to the quarterfinals! But that wasn't before a particularly rough game with France that left fans skeptical of if we'd make it through, thus invoking the disappointed spirit of Kobe Bryant.
Kobe right now after watching team USA choke vs france pic.twitter.com/1NDbCA7wIx
— ܡܘܼܫܹܐ (@yomamaisnoopy) July 25, 2021
Tonga's shirtless flag bearer has, once again, entered the chat
You might not know Pita Taufatofua by name, but you might remember his oiled up and chiseled chest bearing flags at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Welp, he's back and is being admired yet again!
— 🥕BeardedDonkey🥕 (@BeardeddonkeyTv) July 23, 2021
Suddenly everyone's obsessed with sharpshooting?
And we have this too cool for words Olympian, Vitalina Batsarashkina, to thank for that.
I am obsessed with the stance on this sharpshooter pic.twitter.com/DagufxorxL
— Zoe! That's Me! (@Blankzilla) July 26, 2021
Artistic swimmers have the best faces
Have you seen these candid pics, or???
We're all exhausted AF
Yeah...the time difference leaves nothing to be desired, but hey, we looooove sports.
— Cycling Memes (@Cycling_Memes1) July 23, 2021
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