Tokyo 2024 Olympics Commentator tries his best to say ‘Gundam’

Olympic triathletes ride past the giant Gundam statue in Tokyo

Olympic triathletes take a lap around “Unicorn Gandum”
Photo: CAMERON SPENCER (Getty Images)

The bike section of the Olympic triathlons take a nice scenic lap around the giant Gundam statue in Odaiba’s DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, which has led to commentators having to occasionally try and describe the thing.

I can’t speak for other nation’s commentators, but the poor chap handling the BBC’s broadcast was simply doing his best (as captured here by Kero Kero Bonito producer Gus Lobban, thanks!):

To be fair, he’s not too far off! A few years back the original Gundam statue was replaced by a new one, and the new one is from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, so the Unicorn part is almost correct!

Can’t help him with Gandum though.


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