Japanese couple Rikiya and Ayumi Kataoka, Cape Verde’s new Olympics ambassadors. Photo: TwitterJapanese couple Rikiya and Ayumi Kataoka, Cape Verde’s new Olympics ambassadors. Photo: Twitter
Japanese couple Rikiya and Ayumi Kataoka, Cape Verde’s new Olympics ambassadors. Photo: Twitter

Japanese honeymooners stranded in Cape Verde islands become unlikely Olympics ambassadors

  • The Kataokas had completed a third of their round-the-world trip when they became stranded for five months in the archipelago off the coast of Africa
  • But Cape Verde’s Olympics officials were so intrigued by the ties the couple had built with locals that they decided to make them part of the team

Topic |   Japan
Japanese couple Rikiya and Ayumi Kataoka, Cape Verde’s new Olympics ambassadors. Photo: TwitterJapanese couple Rikiya and Ayumi Kataoka, Cape Verde’s new Olympics ambassadors. Photo: Twitter
Japanese couple Rikiya and Ayumi Kataoka, Cape Verde’s new Olympics ambassadors. Photo: Twitter
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