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Literally Just Photos Of Tonga's Hot Flag-Bearer At The Tokyo Olympics Because Let's Not Kid Ourselves Here, Folks

He's back!

Posted on July 23, 2021, at 9:29 a.m. ET

After carrying his country's flag at the 2016 and 2018 Games, Pita Taufatofua has returned for the Tokyo Olympics.

Pita Taufatofua is seen with an oily, muscled chest as he marches through an empty stadium carrying Tonga's flag next to his fellow athletes
Jamie Squire / Getty Images

At Friday's opening ceremony, he shared flag duty honors with Malia Paseka. Both are competing in taekwondo.

Taufatofua has previously explained that he covers himself in coconut oil, which is part of Indigenous culture in Oceania and celebrates the symmetry of the human body.

Pita Taufatofua is seen with an oily, muscled chest as he marches through an empty stadium carrying Tonga's flag next to his fellow athletes
Hannah Mckay / POOL/AFP via Getty Images

I'm just going to stop talking for a bit and let the pictures speak.

Pita Taufatofua is seen with an oily, muscled chest as he marches through an empty stadium carrying Tonga's flag next to his fellow athletes
Jamie Squire / Getty Images
Pita Taufatofua is seen with an oily, muscled chest as he marches through an empty stadium carrying Tonga's flag next to his fellow athletes
Jamie Squire / Getty Images
Pita Taufatofua is seen with an oily, muscled chest as he marches through an empty stadium carrying Tonga's flag next to his fellow athletes
Maja Hitij / Getty Images,
Pita Taufatofua is seen with an oily, muscled chest as he marches through an empty stadium carrying Tonga's flag next to his fellow athletes
Mike Blake / Reuters

And just for old time's sake, here he is at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, where he competed as a skier.

Pita Taufatofua is seen with an oily, muscled chest
Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP via Getty Images

And at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he competed in taekwondo.

Pita Taufatofua is seen with an oily, muscled chest
Stoyan Nenov / Reuters

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.