Hosting delegations from around the world for their preparations or as a base camp during the Games means offering them optimum conditions to train, adjust to any time zone differences, acclimatise and effectively prepare for the best possible performance at the Games. This unique opportunity to be part of the future success of tomorrow’s champions is being offered to local and regional authorities that have been awarded the Terre de Jeux 2024 label and have applied to be approved as Games Preparation Centres.
French sports venues applied to be recognised as Games Preparation Centres until the deadline on 30 November 2019. More than 600 centres put themselves forward as candidates, offering an even presence throughout the country and covering all the disciplines for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Following a review phase that will be completed in the second quarter of 2020, the centres selected will be listed in a catalogue submitted during the Tokyo Games to the 206 National Olympic Committees and 182 National Paralympic Committees that will want to base part of their preparations for the Games in France.
This catalogue will present the Games Preparation Centres where the international Olympic and Paralympic teams will be able to train in France during the 2020-2024 Olympiad. The National Olympic and Paralympic Committees will be free to choose when and where they would like to send their athletes and how long they will stay for.
Games Preparation Centres : the final hurdle to success
The Games Preparation Centres will provide specific technical features in terms of their sports facilities and host services (accommodation, catering, transport, security, etc.). According to the infrastructure and services available, the Committees will choose from the catalogue and send their teams to the centres that best meet the needs of their sports.
From 2020, and for the duration of the Olympiad, France and its Games Preparation Centres will be celebrating the Games and hosting elite athletes from around the world to prepare for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.