Spend Time With the Olympians Because They Are Suddenly Free This Summer
Back in March, with so many confident that peace would be restored and operational for Memorial Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to postpone the Tokyo Summer Olympics. While this was likely devastating to the thousands of athletes around the world who were preparing for these Olympics, we now know it was the right call, given that the COVID-19 pandemic is still not under control (at least in United States.).
This summer, Olympics fans may also want to fill a five-size hole in their hearts. If you’re in that category, Airbnb, the IOC and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have teamed up to bring athletes to your home in different ways (though still through the screen). Here’s what you need to know.
How to spend time virtually with Olympic athletes
Featuring over 100 Olympic and Paralympic online events , this virtual event began on 24 and will run until July 29. But even then, many of the participating athletes will continue to offer experiences, including the art of rethinking with Olympian Simidele Adeagbo (skeleton, Nigeria) and positive thinking with Paralympic hero Stephen Miller (athletics, UK). And yes, there are sports activities, but there are also many suggestions for other aspects of mental and physical well-being.
The idea behind the program is not only to give fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite Olympians, but also to provide athletes with a source of income (most of them do not have multi-million dollar advertising contracts).
One of the best things about this program is that it starts at $ 10 to participate in live experiments with athletes – and interact with them. And if you miss one, it sells out too quickly, or you just want to be a spectator, you can watch a free video of the event after the event. For example, here’s a video of them warming up .
To book an event, see what has already happened or find out more on the website .