Airbnb hosts over 200 Tokyo Olympic experiences

Airbnb offers sports fans 200 ways to experience the Olympic and Paralympic Games through a range of online and in-person experiences.

Athletes and famous faces from over 50 sports and 30 countries, including refugee athletes, will take bookings from the public. The “Tokyo Together Curated Program” aims to celebrate and support athletes, while helping fans feel as close as possible to the action, even if they cannot attend.

Guests will be able to virtually meet athletes including Team GB Sky Brown Skater, Team GB Triathlete Jonny Brownlee and Team GB Swimmer Alice Dearing before and after their competition at Tokyo 2020.

Guests will also be able to relive a personal Olympic or Paralympic history directly with legends such as American basketball player Scottie Pippen, American footballer Brandi Chastain and American sprinter Michael Johnson. People will also have the opportunity to explore Olympic culture with Olympian and photographer Ciara Michel, with a co-host live from Tokyo, and decathlete and artist Slaven Dizdarevic live from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Former Olympian Scottie Pippen, who competed on the US Olympic men’s basketball team, will also open his home in Chicago. Pippen will host three overnight stays for up to four people on August 2, August 4 and August 6. The stay includes a virtual welcome from Pippen and access to his indoor basketball court. Each stay is timed so that guests can watch Olympic Games basketball competitions on NBCUniversal’s broadcast networks and streaming services from Pippen’s home theater. The price of $ 92 a night is a nod to 1992, the year he and his teammates became gold medalists.

Catherine Powell, Global Head of Accommodation, Airbnb, said, “With a different audience this year, audiences are looking for new ways to support Olympic and Paralympic athletes during Tokyo 2020. Airbnb aims to create unique experiences that connect people, and Olympic athletes and Paralympian experiences online make fans feel closer to their heroes than ever before. These interactive activities will provide an intimate window into the Games, made possible by the more than 200 athletes who join our host community this summer.

Airbnb is a global partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The “Tokyo together curated program” is part of the larger platform of Olympic and Paralympian experiences launched last year, which will continue to operate after the closing ceremony.

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