Airbnb and the International Olympic Committee present the Athlete Travel Grant. Supporting you throughout your Olympic and Paralympic journey.

As a proud Olympic and Paralympic Partner, Airbnb recognises the importance of feeling at home while training on the road. Airbnb fits the unique needs you have as an athlete by allowing you to stay close to where you train and compete.

Staying in homes equipped with a kitchen, laundry facilities and other amenities allows you to focus on your personal, physical and mental health as you prepare to compete at the top level, all made possible by hosts.

Airbnb and the IOC will review applications and notify those selected via email within 6-8 weeks of the application close date. Submissions will be accepted between 12 a.m. PDT on 19 April 2021 and 11.59 p.m. PDT on 14 May 2021.

*Athlete Travel Support Credit is promotional credit that expires 12 months after issuance. Athlete Travel Support Credit may be applied towards stay bookings on Airbnb, is not redeemable for cash or previous purchases, and is non-transferable. Additional terms apply – see Athlete Travel Support Credit Terms and Conditions.


Applications are open from 12 a.m. PDT on 19 April 2021 to 11.59 p.m. PDT on 14 May 2021. Visit to apply.

Each year, members of the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee will select up to 500 applicants based primarily on the personal statement provided in each individual’s application. Applicants’ geographic location and sport will also be considered to ensure diversity across recipients. Preference will also be given to Olympic Solidarity scholarship recipients.

Selected recipients will receive an email from Airbnb with a link to accept their Athlete Travel Support Credit.

Selected athletes will be notified with an invitation to claim their credit within 6-8 weeks of the application close date.

You will receive an email from Airbnb with an invitation to claim your credit, which will be directly applied to your Airbnb account.

Your credit will be automatically applied to a reservation when you are ready to book. If you do not want to use your credit for that booking, you may remove the credit at checkout and elect to apply it to a later booking.

The credit will expire 12 months after the email invitation for the credit is sent.


Please contact with questions about your application.

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