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Video: ‘Late Show’ Pokes Fun At Fla. After CFO Patronis Suggests Olympics Relocate

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Screenshot of a comedy segment about the Olympics and Florida from 'A Late Show with Steven Colbert.'

The suggestion by state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis that the summer Olympics be moved from Tokyo to Florida is providing fodder for ‘Late Show’ host Stephen Colbert.

“The Americans are off to a strong start in the 500-meter moped leg shaving sprint,” was among the bits in a video that Colbert’s team threw together.

Patronis released a letter Monday that he sent to the International Olympic Committee, encouraging the body to consider relocating the 2021 Olympics from Japan to Florida.

As part of the pitch, he mentioned Jacksonville. “When most states shut down their sporting events, the city of Jacksonville hosted the Ultimate Fighting Championship (the UFC), and the National Basketball Association (NBA) set up the 'bubble' to hold games in Orlando,” Patronis wrote.

WJCT News’ earlier story about Patronis advocating to bring the 2021 Olympics to Florida is available here.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.