German-Lebanese skateboarders train for the Olympics

These skateboarders are preparing for the Tokyo Olympics

Location: Munich, Germany

Pacel and Ali Khachab are raising money to build their own skate hall

as they hope to represent Lebanon at the Olympics

(SOUNDBITE) (German) 27-YEAR-OLD GERMAN-LEBANESE CITIZEN WHO WILL BE COMPETING FOR LEBANON IN SKATE-BOARDING IN THE OLYMPICS, PACEL KHACHAB, SAYING:"If you want to be prepared for the Olympics then it's important that you have a place to train and there hasn't been an indoor skate hall in Munich for the last 12 years. / And in Lebanon there isn't a single skate park, at least not in Beirut. We'd like to change that so that if we are successful in setting up our skate hall here and maybe have some success in the Olympics, then we would love to build a skate park in Lebanon and if possible especially in our home town in Beirut."

Location: Lebanon, Beirut

The pair have raised over $28,000

and hope to have their indoor skate hall up and running by April

Video Transcript

PACEL KHACHAB: [SPEAKING GERMAN]

INTERPRETER: If you want to be prepared for the Olympics, then it's important that you have a place to train. And there hasn't been an indoor skate hall in Munich for the last 12 years. And in Lebanon, there isn't a single skate park-- at least not in Beirut. We'd like to change that. So if we are successful in setting up our skate hall here and maybe have some success in the Olympics, then we would love to build a skate park in Lebanon, and if possible, especially in our hometown in Beirut.