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Tonga's Oiled-Up Flag-Bearer Was The Highlight Of The Opening Ceremony

My Tonga hit the floor.

The parade of nations is always one of the best parts of the Olympics opening ceremony.

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And in Rio, everything was going wonderfully. From Afghanistan to Suriname.

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Then we got to T. Tanzania... Timor Leste... Togo... TONGA!!!

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This is taekwondo player Pita Taufatofua leading Tonga's team of seven athletes.

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The crowd were ~very~ pleased when he entered.

And the world was right there with them.

And thank you to the flag bearer from Tonga for bringing attention to #Taekwondo at the Olympics! :D :D #PitaTaufatofua

Tonga's baby-oiled, half-naked, skirt-wearing flag bearer easily won individual costume Gold #OlympicOpeningCeremony #rio2016

Damn the Tonga flag bearer 😍😍 πŸ˜‚

Tonga's flagbearer was so oily, countries are looking to invade him #OpeningCeremony

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We have a feeling we'll be watching a lot of taekwondo this Olympics.

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