Major Airbnb and IOC partnership designed to help you

We are hugely excited to announce a landmark agreement with Airbnb to support the Olympic Movement and athletes through to 2028. The nine-year, five-Games partnership is designed to create a new standard for hosting that is a win for host cities, a win for spectators and fans, and, most importantly, a win for you, the athletes, and your entourage.

  • Our exciting new partnership with Airbnb provides an economic opportunity for athletes to develop revenue streams through Airbnb Olympian Experiences.
  • These experiences will allow you to create a unique activity based on what you love – from sports workshops to city tours – and get paid to share it with others.
  • Register your interest in becoming an experience host on Athlete365, and we will provide support and training to you every step of the way.

Create your own Airbnb Olympian Experience

Athlete365 is proud to be launching Airbnb Olympian Experiences – the key initiative of the IOC’s new global Olympic partnership with Airbnb – to provide direct earning opportunities for athletes, underlining our efforts to support you. To be launched in early 2020, this new category will bring Airbnb’s goal of providing economic empowerment through hosting to athletes across the globe, beyond the timeframe and geographical location of the Games.

Promoting sport and physical activity, these experiences will allow you to create a unique experience based on your expertise and interests and share it with others. From fencing workshops and skiing lessons to city bike tours and guided runs, we’re inviting you to show off your passion in a whole new way and get paid to do what you love.

In the coming months, we will provide support and training to those of you interested in becoming a host on the Airbnb Experiences platform. We will be here for you every step of the way in your new venture, and if you get good reviews then you might just be able to turn your ‘experience’ into a regular income stream.


Athletes at the heart of new partnership

Over the course of the new partnership, the IOC, together with Airbnb, will also make at least USD 28 million worth of accommodation support available to athletes competing at the Olympic Games for competition- and training-related travel.

“On behalf of the Athletes’ Commission, I am delighted that our new global agreement with Airbnb will benefit the athletes directly,” said IOC AC Chair Kirsty Coventry. “This includes direct revenue opportunities from sharing your passion for sport through the new Olympian Experiences project, as well as direct support for your accommodation needs.

“We work to empower athletes around the world on and off the field of play, and this agreement is another example of how we are supporting and advocating for you throughout your career.”

Over the course of the partnership, the IOC and Airbnb will also establish further programmes to provide long-term support to refugees, building on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team and Airbnb’s “Open Homes” programme, which connects generous hosts with those in need of temporary accommodation. Working together with the International Paralympic Committee, Airbnb will also promote accommodation that supports accessibility for people with disabilities or other accessibility needs.

One million hosts

The partnership will activate a potential Airbnb community of one million people across host cities, giving local residents the opportunity to earn extra income by providing accommodation and local experiences to visiting fans, athletes, their entourages and other members of the Olympic Movement. For visitors, the Airbnb community will offer a more local and authentic way to immerse themselves in the host cities and engage with the local communities. For the cities themselves, the Airbnb community represents a more environmentally sustainable way of accommodating a surge in visitors.

Whether you’re looking to support your sporting career or thinking about what comes next, turn your passion into profit with Airbnb and Athlete365. Apply to become a host here.