2016 Road To Rio Tour: Venice Beach, Los Angeles (Recap)
With the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio days away, AT&T helped celebrate Team USA send off on the final stop of the Road to Rio tour this past weekend at Los Angeles' famed Venice Beach. And... they invited us along to experience it for ourselves.
Making stops across the country, the tour offered the ultimate experience for fans, with Team USA athlete meet and greets, as well as a number of installations like VR stations where fans can experience various Olympic games like the long jump or high dive for themselves, to green-screen technology that allows fans to capture their own Olympic moments.
The Road to Rio LA stop even included a zip line and the AT&T Main Stage, where fans were treated to an array of entertainment from Brazilian Samba dancers to musical performances from singer/actress Hailee Steinfeld, among others.
Of course, several Team USA athletes were on hand to discuss the upcoming games and interact with the fans, including beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings and basketball player Tamika Catchings, who will both seek their fourth gold medals at the upcoming RIO Games; Tony Azevedo, the captain of the US men's water polo team; and four-time gold-medal winning swimmer Janet Evans.
As a Team USA sponsor for more than 30 years, AT&T created a special #ATTFanmate experience throughout the Road to Rio Tour, where fans have signed up to follow and send their support to AT&T Athletes as they prepare for the games. Alex Morgan, Gabby Douglas, and paralympian Alana Nichols are just a few of them. Visit ATTfanmate.com to join us and become AT&T Fanmates! Upload your photo, then share on social using #ATTFanmate.
Check out the photo recap of the final Road To Rio tour stop above. Special thanks to AT&T for sponsoring our experience.
The Rio 2016 Olympics kicks off Aug. 5 through Aug. 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Don't miss the action.