Tokyo Olympians and Paralympians Visit the White House: Social Media Edition

Yesterday, May 4th 2022, the 2020 Tokyo Olympians and Paralympians gathered at the White House. This was the first visit to the White House from Olympians and Paralympians since 2018 as well as the first visit under the Biden administration.

This also was the first time that both Winter and Summer Olympians and Paralympians gathered in Washington D.C. at the same time. This is due to the delay of the 2020 Tokyo events from COVID-19.

Based on the Instagram content, the athletes attended a celebration the night of May 3rd and then toured the White House and spent time on the White House lawn on May 4th.


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Bobo Gigi
10 months ago

Great pics.
Alex Walsh 😎
And Katie Ledecky must first learn to lie if she wants the job of press secretary. 😆

10 months ago

Claire definitely runs a meme page on the low

10 months ago

Brooks Curry 2040

10 months ago

Too bad Cody Miller didn’t go to Tokyo. The vlog on this event would have been epic.

Last edited 10 months ago by Jimmy
Reply to  Jimmy
10 months ago

too bad for the 2021 olympians who didn’t take this opportunity.

Reply to  Jimmy
10 months ago

I’m no expert but I’m pretty sure there are strict regulations for filming and posting videos of the area

10 months ago

This would never happen in North Korea

Big Mac #1
10 months ago

Cool 😎

10 months ago

What a great experience! Very cool seeing these athletes get to visit the White House!

Spicy Devon
10 months ago

New York Breakers Twitter account is NOT happy right now 😡

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Spicy Devon
10 months ago

I was wondering about that. Great pictures everywhere but I was shocked to see Michael Andrew. Kudos to him for attending.

Reply to  Awsi Dooger
10 months ago

No matter your political views, if you are representing the USA you should be there.

Also when are you ever going to get to tour the White House again? Great opportunity if you happen to be a big history buff.

Reply to  thezwimmer
10 months ago

lol. That’s not what people say when Russian Olympians visited Kremlin.

Reply to  thezwimmer
10 months ago

A lot of athletes denied the opportunity when President T was in office

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