You Can Now Book Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences, Thanks to Airbnb

We may not be able to attend or watch the Olympics this year, but that doesn’t mean we need to miss out on all of the fun. With the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic, Airbnb teamed up with elite Olympians and Paralympians to host online experiences.

In what’s being called a mini summer festival, people around the world will have the opportunity to attend over 100 virtual exhibitions (averaging about $25 each), which are all bookable on Airbnb and will begin on July 24 (when this year’s games were originally scheduled to start).

“At a time when it is difficult for people to gather and celebrate the exceptional performance of athletes, Airbnb is proud to host the summer festival which is a new way to experience the Olympic and Paralympic spirit online,” Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia said in a statement. “Guests will be able to connect and interact with some of the most elite competitors within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, giving them even more reasons to cheer them on next year.”

According to a press release, the series will kick off with a surprise “opening act” (whatever that is), followed by five days of programming that will include a variety of activities that are “intimately hosted by the world’s best and most inspiring athletes.”

Other sessions will be hosted by Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka and champion surfer Carissa Moore to name a few.

Interested? You can book any of these experiences on Airbnb starting July 22.

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