The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Airbnb, which is an Olympic Games partner, have launched “a summer festival of Olympian & Paralympian online experiences.” The initiative is meant to somehow make up for the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Tokyo 2020 Games, which will now take place in 2021 due to the Covid-19 crisis. The “Summer Festival of Athlete Experiences” will bring the spirit of the Olympics and Paralympics online with a program of activities hosted by athletes like Naomi Osaka, the Japanese tennis star, or Yusra Mardini, the Syrian swimmer who became a member of the first-ever IOC Refugee Olympic Team in 2016, among others. The festival will give fans unprecedented access to connect with athletes from more than 20 countries and regions directly from their homes. The five-day event will kick off on July 24, when Tokyo 2020 was originally scheduled to begin. Guests can book on Airbnb from July 22. Information on the festival line-up and registration fees can be found at