Airbnb, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are bringing people closer than ever to the magic of Tokyo 2020 with a special program taking place during the Games of over 200 Olympic and Paralympic online experiences, only on Airbnb. Led by both competitive and retired sports heroes, these unique experiences allow athletes to share their passion with guests who can connect directly with them during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Hosts of the online experiences include John John Florence, Pita Taufatofua, Sky Brown, Jonny Brownlee, Hannah Mills, Clarisse Agbegnenou, Alice Dearing, Katie Zaferes, Ibrahim Al Hussein, Jonnie Peacock, Hunter Woodhall and Tara Davis and Bassa and Mickael Mawem, which means guests can connect with a variety of athletes before or after their competition at Tokyo 2020.
Guests will also be able to relive personal Olympic or Paralympic history directly with living legends such as Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird, Shiva Keshavan, Brandi Chastain, Michael Johnson, Chris Waddell and Benoit Huot. “With the number of spectators being different this year, audiences are looking for new ways to support Olympians and Paralympians during Tokyo 2020. Airbnb aims to create unique experiences that connect people, and the online experiences of Olympians and Paralympians enable for fans to feel closer to their heroes than ever These interactive activities will provide an intimate window into the Games, made possible by the more than 200 athletes who joined our hosting community this summer, ”said Catherine Powell, Global Manager of Airbnb hosting.
Among the more than 30 international teams represented through the Olympic and Paralympic Online Experiences are 10 IOC Refugee Olympic Teams, Refugee Paralympic Teams and Fellow Hosts, including the Chef de Mission of the Olympic Refugee Team of the IOC, Tegla Loroupe and swimmer Yusra Mardini. By hosting online experiences on Airbnb, athletes have the opportunity to earn money by sharing their skills and passion for sport with the world, and a number of refugee athletes are taking advantage of this opportunity by hosting interactive activities and sharing their Survive and Thrive Travels with Asif Sultani, Dare to Dream with Ibrahim Al Hussein and Train with Ehsan Naghibzadeh. “As international fans around the world will not be able to experience the thrill of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, we wanted to create a unique alternative to bring together athletes and fans while keeping the same sense of discovery and exclusivity,” said declared Kaveh Mehrabi. , Director of the Athletes Department at the IOC. (ANI)
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