Nintendo-related material was at the London 2012 Olympics, which is taking place right now. Firstly, the Nintendo 3DS made a cameo appearance at the opening ceremony on July 28th. Secondly, Olympics Gymnast Elsa Garcia performed to familiar tunes from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Garcia is apparently a lifelong gamer and chose to perform to this particular music because she is a fan of the series. Garcia is happy that gamers recognized her performance and wants to get more people involved with gymnastics. Garcia compares herself to the Link, the Hero of Time, by saying she is never going to give up on her quest.
“I’m surprised that so many people have recognized the song. It’s a win-win situation. I like the fact that gamers want more people to recognize beautiful game soundtracks and I want more people to get involved in gymnastics.”
“I thought of Link running around through the forest, mountains, caves, and how agile he is, it was funny to think that I was doing something similar but in my own way. I liked what it reminded me of: the whole concept of never giving up on my quest.”