The Friendship Express on its way to the Crystal Empire.
A beautiful scenery of the Crystal Empire.
The Ponyville Pegasi warming up for the Games ahead.
Fluttershy flying upside down? That's new.
Scootaloo's going to go far.
Sweetie and Apple Bloom cheering.
Gotta make sure we have everything we need...
...is with us and unbroken!
Even Fluttershy is exercising.
What? This does count as exercise...doesn't it?
Dashie addressing the teams.
Who here besides me believes we're gonna do great!?
"No matter what your sport is..."
"...with the possible exception of..."
"No shot at getting gold either."
Scootaloo's got the spirit.
Remember that we're the best that Ponyville has to offer!
But let's still try to win as many medals as we can, okay?
Work hard ponies, it'll be worth it.
Arriving at the Crystal Empire train station once again.
Epic view of the Friendship Express engine.
Even in episodes focused on him, Spike's still the luggage mule.
They can always count on me!
Are you really really sure you've got everything?
Crystal royal guards picking up Spike.
Spike being dragon-napped by two crystal guards
Probably should've held on.
Spike likes the green ones.
Spike the brave and glorious...with an emerald pacifier.
Let's hope it's like this for the 2016 Olympics.
"Places for the procession, everypony!"
Try to name all of the cameos in this shot. Can you find Coco Pommel? (Also, is that Bulky's mother?)
I'm so upset that i can't sit with my friends.
Celestia invites Twilight to sit next to her.
Oh look! Cadance is in the royal booth too!
"Mr. the Dragon, are you coming?"
"Would somepony help him walk?"
"Now, please welcome the delegation from Ponyville!"
Nice to know she isn't the regalish princess we don't want her to be.
It's okay to do adorkable things, Twi.
Hey where's the USA flag?
Rarity must have updated the uniforms.
"I'm giving you the signal now!"
"Come on, Spike! Calm yourself!"
Equestrian royalty surprised.
Look Everypony! Spike can breath air!
Spike: What? No I breath fire! Sort-of.
"Equestria, we have a problem!" Nice NASA reference!
"Light the torch already."
"You're a fire-breathing dragon."
Come on, Spikey! Luna doesn't have all day! She's got a moon to raise!
Now Spike's a broken Zippo?
You go "phew!" now, Twilight, but wait until the next scene.
Like little sis, like big sis.
"You three really were wonderful."
"But does anypony know what was going on with Spike?" (Uh...Twilight, wrong wings.)
"Here he comes! Act casual!"
Hey, Dashie, the '90s called. They want their lingo back.
"The weirdest thing happened."
"You know what else is amazing?"
"May I have a word with you?"
Motherly Twilight being motherly.
"Ask someone special instead."
"That's Dash and Fluttershy!"
Hey, it's Sapphire Shore's body guard that was being rude to Sweetie Belle!
Rarity is not happy about this.
You'd think by now that Bulk would have upped his game.
"We'll have eight medals so far."
Hey, easy with the popcorn, Pinkie!
"What are you talking about?"
Spike gets a (terrible) idea.
Interesting how indifferent Rainbow is about getting silver.
A spotlight. This does not look good for little Spike.
Oh, now you've done it, Spike!
Oh, you gotta be kidding me!
Ugh! That's not very glorious!
At least Pinkie seems to like it...
Still think this was a good idea, Spike?
Oh, my Celestia, this is painful.
You're lucky we TV viewers have DVR.
Make it stop! MAKE IT STOP!!!!
The Bolts are probably not feeling like winners anymore. And Bolts, what do you think of Spike's Cloudsdale song?
It's too horrible to watch!
Worst. Two. Minutes. And. Ten. Seconds. Ever.
The Hunger Games meet The Equestria Games!
Pinkie talking to Twilight whilst standing on a crystal pony's head
Excited Pinkie is excited.
Get off my head already, Pinkie!
"Can we at least watch from inside?"
Distracted by #7, and nervous.
Panicked princesses. Only not doing anything, they hardly do anything at all.
Who said Celestia and Luna stood there and did nothing...?
Time to come out of hiding!
Spike using Pinkie Pie's hammer-space abilities.
Spike, Cadance, Celestia and Luna.
Cadance bows to Spike, Celestia bows to Twilight. What's next? Luna bowing to..to.. oh I don't know.
Don't even think about it, Twi!
I know how you can make up for the opening ceremony!
"I guess it's worth a shot."
The poster for the Equestria Games posted on the Hub's Facebook page.
The teams have gathered for a pic on the Hub's Instagram.
All the teams looking at the unlit torch.
The Equestria Games torchbearer, fillies and gentlecolts. #LikeABoss!
Spike's fire breath to light the torch is being an uncooperative jerk.
"Winners or not, we all still have the chance to be awesome."
The promotional banner that started making fans crazy for months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and months...and...well, you get the idea.