Caeleb Dressel and Minions Join Together for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/14/2021, 8:50 AM PDT
Jun 19, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Caeleb Dressel reacts after the Men’s 100m Butterfly Finals during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming competition at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports


The swimming competitions in the Olympics are one of the most-watched events in the world. The Tokyo Olympics 2021 will start on July 23rd under strict lockdown protocols. The games will take place behind closed doors for the entirety of the event.

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After 5 years of training hard to pursue their dreams, new legends and icons will be on full display in Japan. While Michael Phelps was a legend of the sport, one man has come up to take over that mantle.

To sum up, Caeleb Dressel is the star man in this year’s Olympic event. Under those circumstances, a new promotional video for the Olympics has arrived, and Dressel is a big part of it.

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Dressel trains with the Minions

No other animated characters have taken the world apart like the Minions. After the successful movie called ‘Despicable Me’, the minions got their own spinoff which proved to be well received.

Significantly, Caeleb Dressel and Simone Biles featured in the promotional video of the US Olympic team heading to Tokyo. NBC’s new commercial funnily depicts Dressel enjoying his time with the minions, rather than practicing for the Olympics.

While he talked about preparing for the event, one minion came aside to him and had some fun while disrupting his practice.

Soon after that, Dressel joined the party and jumped into the pool by doing a cannonball. The commercial has its humorous side to it while the athletes focus on working out for the events. Likewise, Simone Biles appears in the video by signing an autograph for a minion.

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Caeleb Dressel to shine in Japan

The Chief Marketing Officer for NBC, Jenny Storms, spoke about how they incorporated sports and entertainment to create an amusing video.

“It was a natural idea to bring together the best of U.S. and these global animated icons for surprise-and-delight moments with Simone Biles and Caeleb Dressel,” said Storms.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is expected to be an important event for Dressel. He is taking part in 50-m freestyle, 100-m freestyle, and the 100-m butterfly events.

Along with three individual events, Dressel will compete in four relay events as well. The swimmer aims to equal Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals in a single Olympic event.

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Jun 17, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Caeleb Dressel reacts in the MenÕs 100m Freestyle Finals during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming competition at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

While the Olympics is all set to start, NBC’s promotional video for the US athletes looks amusing. Fans expect the medals tally department in Tokyo to be lead by the USA.

Moreover, the performances of Caeleb Dressel and Simone Biles certainly help their cause to reclaim their throne in the world.

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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