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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as the Nintendo game character Super Mario during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abe was a star of the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, parading before a 70,000 sellout at the Maracana stadium as Nintendo game character Super Mario. It was Abe's humorous invitation to the next Olympics in Tokyo. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)

Shinzo Abe -- aka 'Super Mario' -- loses out on Olympics

Aug. 28, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was a star at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, parading before a sellout crowd at the Maracana Stadium as Nintendo game character Super Mario. Abe's humorous invitation to the next Olympics in Tokyo was a big hit among Brazilian fans,...

FILE - In this March 1928, file photo, the world's greatest sprinters are off from their marks at the start of one of the heats in the 100-meter race at the Opening of the Olympic games in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Percy Williams, an unknown schoolboy from Canada, captured the finals. (AP Photo/File)

1928 Amsterdam: Women's track, gymnastics debut at Olympics

Jul. 29, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, the first time women were allowed to compete in gymnastics and athletics at an...