Tokyo Together: An exclusive chance to connect, chat and be inspired by the world's greatest athletes

Scottie Pippen, Sky Brown, Michael Johnson, and Yusra Mardini are some of the names you can connect with through Olympian & Paralympian online experiences.

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How would you like to watch and comment on the Olympic Games live with Olympians? Would you like to experience behind-the-scenes action live from Japan? Are you ready to bring the magic of Tokyo 2020 directly into your home in 2021?

Get a front seat to the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games with Tokyo Together online experience, which are available to book now, aimed at bringing fans together with athletes to celebrate the spirit of Tokyo 2020.

Guests will be able to connect, chat, and get inspired by Olympians and Paralympians, non-competing athletes, as well as Tokyo 2020 insiders live from Japan, with a wide range of hosts spanning over 50 sports and 30 countries, including refugee athletes, on Airbnb.

From connecting with competing athletes, reliving iconic moments, or discovering new sports, Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences will get people together and spread the Olympic and Paralympic spirit around the world.

Meet the stars of the Tokyo 2020 Games

This innovative initiative will allow guests to personally meet with a variety of athletes before and after they compete at the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021.

Who better to help you get a real feel for being at the Games than Tonga's Pita Taufatofua who competed not only at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games but also the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Taufatafua will be making his third Olympic appearance in Japan, and is the perfect person to show you all the excitement from Tokyo in his Inside the Games with Pita Taufatafua experience.

If you'd like to get active with the athletes, than be sure to join Paralympian Blake Leeper who went from being born without legs to one of the fastest men in the world. The American will be demonstrating and teaching different kinds of dynamic drills that Olympic and Paralympic athletes do on a daily basis, and you can give it a try in his Warm-up with Paralympian Blake Leeper experience.

And have you ever wanted to conduct your own post-event interview with an athlete? Well now you can grill Jonathan Brownlee once he is done competing in the triathlon at Tokyo 2020. The Briton won bronze at London 2012 and silver at Rio 2016, so you'd better get your questions ready for the Triathlon debrief with Jonny Brownlee experience.

Chasing Dreams with Olympic Skateboarder, Sky Brown will allow you to join in as the British teenager and her dad speak about working towards and achieving her dreams at an early age, what it was like to go to Tokyo and represent Team GB, and what skateboarding and other sports in her life mean to her.

For the second consecutive Games, Yusra Mardini has made the IOC Refugee Olympic Team, and the swimmer born in Syria will share an open dialogue with guests about her fascinating journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In Redefining Resilience with Yusra Mardini, she will share lessons that span far and wide: on resilience, the power of understanding and embracing one’s own identity, what it means to be a young female refugee athlete, and ultimately, the impact her and her teammates can have on global perceptions of refugees.

There are plenty of other Tokyo 2020 Olympians and Paralympians who will be hosting their own unique online experiences including the likes of John John Florence, Hannah Mills, Alice Dearing, and Jonnie Peacock.

Connect with champions online

You can also join living legends such as Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird, Brandi Chastain, and Michael Johnson as they relive their personal Olympic stories exclusively for you.

Join two-time Olympic champion and NBA legend Scottie Pippen from the USA's “Dream Team" the day before the men’s gold medal game to get a glimpse behind the scenes in Tokyo. His Barcelona 1992 teammate Larry Bird will sit down with guests for a chat on all things Olympics, basketball and culture.

In her Olympian experience hosted by Brandi, two-time Olympic football champion Brandi Chastain will share with you the mindset of an Olympic athlete throughout their entire experience, from preparing for the Games, to stepping foot inside the Olympic Village, to competing for their country. The American will also share her personal experience from when she made her Olympic debut competing at the Atlanta 1996 Games.

Get closer than ever to the world’s greatest athletes

Tokyo Together aims to get people together and spread the Olympic and Paralympic spirit around the world. The online experiences are not only confined to the immediate excitement in Japan but also target bringing the world closer.

People around the world can now Warm up to win with Kurt Cuoto, learn about Beach volleyball with Lina Taylor, try Olympic rock climbing with Josh Levin, hear about Olympian poise with Tasha Danvers, take an Art class with Slaven Dizdarevic and see if you can keep up Living the Paralympics with Benoit Huot.

As we know in the world of sports, athletes experience both highs and lows, and there are many lesson to be learnt in The art of recovery with Liz Gleadle, and Home rehab with Kristen Sweetland.

Mental strength is a crucial part of an athlete's game and you can gain deep insight with Gold mindset with Kerri Pottharst, An athlete's mindset with Danny Crates, and be ready for an experience to remember with Positive Thinking with a Paralympic Hero by three-time gold medallist Stephen Miller.

Travel Japan from the comfort of your living room

In addition to the Games experiences, as a way to celebrate Tokyo 2020 in 2021, local hosts in Japan will offer guests a way to travel and explore the cultures and traditions of the country from their living rooms

You can sign up for the unique online experiences of the Secrets of Japanese Whiskey or a Cute Cartoon Bento Making class.

For those seeking to get a better understanding of Japanese culture, do not miss forest bathing in Kyoto, Samurai training, and a Complete Guide to Geisha Culture.

Tokyo Together offers an exclusive chance to connect, chat, and be inspired by the world’s greatest athletes starting 15 July on Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences.

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