The World Olympians Association (WOA) has launched OLY House Tokyo 2020 - its first-ever online OLY House destination offering Olympians an exclusive dedicated digital destination for use during Games-time.
The WOA says OLY House Tokyo 2020 provides a ‘safe, free and accessible’ online space for Olympians to connect with their community and celebrate the Games together at a time when uniting in Tokyo is not possible. The online platform follows the organisation’s hospitality houses at previous Games, and will be home to a programme of events for Olympians digitally while COVID-19 restrictions prevent in-person activities.
Launching the initiative, the WOA has unveiled a new ‘Leave your Mark’ campaign encouraging the global Olympian community to take part in an online autograph collection which thanks everyone involved in making the Tokyo Olympic Games a success while also mapping their locations.
“We’re excited to be launching our first ever online OLY House destination for Tokyo 2020 and to be bringing Olympians together digitally to celebrate the Games at a time when coming together in one place is not possible,” said World Olympians Association President, Joël Bouzou.
“Alongside a series of online events and activities including the Leave your Mark initiative, OLY House Tokyo 2020 will be a platform for Olympians to reunite during Games-time.
“As vital ambassadors of the Olympic spirit, Olympians play a significant role during the Games and OLY House is a valuable space for Olympians everywhere to be recognised for their positive contributions to society. We’re looking forward to welcoming the Olympian community to OLY House and to be opening our doors like never before to Olympians all over the world.”