Japanese 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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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

Japanese 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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