The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be making sports headlines for the next few days, but one story we didn't expect to see is the fact that a Super Mario lookalike is taking part.
U.S. Curling Team member Matt Hamilton - alongside his sister Becca - holds the distinction of winning the first Olympic mixed doubles curling match in history. However, he's currently gaining column inches due to the fact that he bears a slight resemblance to a certain video game mascot.
Sure, the likeness isn't exactly massive, but the fact that the official Twitter account of the U.S. Olympic Team has tweeted about it is amusing. For his part, Matt has remained silent - but he did re-tweet the original image, so we assume he approves of the comparison.
Thanks to SLIGEACH_EIRE for the tip!
Nice! I Love the Winter Olympics, especially curling for some strange reason
No wonder we didn't get Mario & Sonic PyeongChang 2018 on Switch.
Sigh....he has a red hat and a moustache......this could get ridiculous, Oh look she has blue eyes and a pink top - it's Peach! Hey, that guy has bright blue hair and a pair of stretchy mechanical arms with sub-zero boxing gloves attached - it must be Spring Man! Gimme a break!....oh wait.
It's just a bit of harmless Nintendo related fun given that the Winter Olympics started today.
In that case, there were loads of Mario look a likes during the 70's. Or, since Mario wasn't born in the 70's, Mario looks like a 70's porn star.
Someone please look for an Olympian who vaguely looks like Sonic.
I don't see it.
Slow news day lads 😉
That is the classiest uni in all of professional sports. I mean, holy crap that dude looks sharp.
Not even close
Well here in Kansas City, we think he looks like a slimmer Andy Reid (Chiefs Head Coach).
@wratih9 Fellow Kansas Citian here. I was about to post this myself. GO CHIEFS!
@wratih9 I'm a Bengals fan and this was still my first thought.
Hah! nice catch lol
I'm sure it's just U.S. Olympics Team trying to get some Switch hype.
I love both the Olympics, favorite of the winter is the skating.
Too bad Cappy couldn't help him land stones in the rings..... SK wiped the floor with him.
C'mon man, you're supposed to flank and then shoot them!
Heck yeah! I was watching curling last night! Go Hamiltons!!!!
Guy with moustache and red hat looks like Mario... holy smokes.
I call it subtle cosplay honestly. I love doing that. Feels normal but only fans will notice. Kinda like wearing yusuke or kuwabara's school uniforms in Yu Yu hakusho.
Too bad his sister and himself have been sucking up the rink.
Their play has been pathetic and they are also part of the men and woman 4 -man teams.
Thankfully, Team Canada has been kicking ass.
Hey NL I had a sweet roll that kinda looked like Toad this morning, why don't you write an article about that next time it's a slow news day.
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