・LA2028 & CSULB – “Day 3 Recap”
On the 3rd day, the athletes visited the organizing committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028 (LA2028).
Luckily, they had an opportunity to meet Janet Evans(featured image), a four-time swimming gold medalist at the Barcelona and Seoul Olympics and a current Chief Athlete Officer for the committee.
She passionately shared her plans for the improvement of the wheelchair accessibility in the city of LA as well as her honorary contribution to the committee.
It was such a precious moment for them to listen to her stories, and they were already looking ahead to the next Paralympics in Tokyo, Paris, and LA with their heads held up high.
In the afternoon, the Japanese Student Association of CSULB, who supported us in the event as volunteers, were kind enough to take us on a campus tour and to a class for the Japanese culture.
The Japanese athletes were amazed by the size of the campus and also how advanced the wheelchair accessibility was on the campus.
In the Japanese culture class, they were trying to communicate with the local students and had lots of fun interacting with them.