A Two-Part Webinar
Why Resilience Matters
How Adversity Molds Us
Join us for a webinar with star-studded guests and moderators. For insight into the athletic mind, Apolo Ohno, the most decorated US Winter Olympian in history, takes the stage with surfing prodigy Kanoa Igarashi and World Champion Judoka Aaron Phillip Wolf moderated by David Ono. Next, Renata Simril will lead a discussion with event organizers John Harper, COO of LA28, and Hidemasa Nakamura, Games Delivery Officer of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, to share their unique perspectives on overcoming the inevitable challenges they face when planning large-scale events such as the Olympics.
Part 2 | The Power of the Games for Communities
This program will offer updates on event planning and excitement leading up to the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo next summer and Los Angeles in 2028. John Harper, COO of LA28, and Hidemasa Nakamura, GDO of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will engage in a dialogue moderated by President and CEO of the LA84 Foundation Renata Simril to explore how planners work together across geographies to create an amazing Games experience for both athletes and fans – uniting the world and bringing together communities. With the Tokyo Games’ unexpected delay to 2021, organizers have had more time to focus on planning for a variety of scenarios, with an ever-present focus on the power and unity of the Games for their community and the world. And with a special legacy of Games in LA in both ’32 and ‘84, LA28 is working towards advancing that storied legacy even further in their ongoing planning efforts.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (JST)
Game Delivery Officer, Executive Director of Sports
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Part 1 | Facing Setbacks Like a Champion
This webinar focuses on the athletes and the competitor's mindset. Apolo Ohno, the most decorated US Winter Olympian in history, will take the stage with surfing prodigy Kanoa Igarashi and World Champion Judoka Aaron Phillip Wolf and will be moderated by the award-winning anchor of ABC 7 News David Ono.