Game of Thrones has basically invaded every aspect of our society that it seems nothing is able to avoid a reference to the hit TV show. And apparently the Olympics are not exempt either.
A German figure skater named Paul Fentz performed a routine at the Winter Olympics going on right now in South Korea, and his routine had a little Lannister flair. Fentz used music from Game of Thrones as the backdrop for his solo routine. Take a look/listen:
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 17, 2018
While this performance certainly earns a gold medal from pop culture fans everywhere, it apparently wasn’t as well-received by skating fans. NBC commentator Tara Lipinski said, “It was not his best, but a Lannister always pays his debts,” after his performance. Lipinski went on to point out several flaws with Fentz’s routine, which led to her fellow commentator Johnny Weir calling her, “Cersei.”
Fentz may not have won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, but his performance will probably be one of the most remembered of 2018.