Are you bummed out that you can’t head to Tokyo to watch this year’s Olympics? Spectators aren’t allowed to support the athletes live, which means everyone just has to stick with watching on TV or on the internet.
However, now, you have the chance to experience the thrill and excitement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games from the comfort of home, thanks to a new series of Airbnb Online Experiences hosted by athletes and local Games volunteers. Sounds exciting, right?
Yes, Airbnb has partnered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to bring you closer to the magic of Tokyo with a special program taking place during the Games of more than 200 Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences, only on Airbnb. Hosted by both competing and retired sporting heroes, these one-of-a-kind experiences allow athletes to share their passion with guests who can connect with them directly during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Who can fans expect from this special experience? Basketball fans can relive Olympic memories of legends such as Scottie Pippen and Larry Bird. Eight-time Paralympic medalist Blake Leeper will teach you different dynamic thrills.
Aside from these special experiences, Airbnb has partnered with the Nippon Foundation Volunteer Support Center to give guests insights into the venues, cultures and histories of the cities behind this year’s Games and inspire future travel to Japan.
What can you expect from this? You can go on a virtual tour of the major Tokyo 2020 stadiums and go on a river cruise ride along the Tokyo waterfront. Basically, guests will now have the chance to uniquely experience how cities across the country are playing host to the Games. Excited to see the full lineup? Check out the Airbnb website to learn more.