The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Airbnb, we recognise the importance of feeling at home while training on the road. Airbnb fits the unique needs of athletes by allowing them to stay close to where they train and compete. Staying in homes equipped with a kitchen, laundry, and other amenities allows athletes to focus on their personal, physical, and mental health in order to compete at their best, all made possible by Hosts.

We have launched the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to support athletes throughout their Olympic and Paralympic journey to use for training, qualification, and other travel accommodations. We are offering up to 500 athletes a $2,000 USD Athlete Travel Grant*.

Applications were open from 12am PDT on 25 April 2022 until 11:59pm PDT on 20 May 2022.

How to know if you qualify

Before applying, make sure you are eligible by reviewing the requirements below.

To be eligible, you must complete the online application in full, and:

  • Be currently competing under an IOC or IPC recognized federation within a sport that is part of the official programme of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 / Milano-Cortina 2026 / Los Angeles 2028
  • Have competed at an elite level as defined by the IOC and IPC, competing at one of the following competitions during the previous 12 months:
    • Olympic or Paralympic Games
    • World Championships
    • World Cup
    • Continental Championship
  • Not be currently serving sanctions for a contravention of the Olympic Charter or the IPC Handbook, any doping-related offense, or any other act against the integrity of sports competitions (e.g. match fixing).
  • Be legally eligible to create an Airbnb account and receive Athlete Travel Support Credits from Airbnb. Airbnb users must be 18+ years of age. In accordance with Airbnb policy, Athlete Travel Support Credits cannot be issued to residents of countries subject to sanctions by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control.

The following are not eligible to apply to the Program: directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, advertisers and agents, including those of subsidiaries or Affiliates of Airbnb, the IOC, and the IPC (collectively, “Released Parties”), and the members of their immediate families or households (including without limitation spouse, their partner, housemates, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren).

See Terms and Conditions here

*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, Athlete Travel Support Credit Terms and Conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions
On the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant
What is the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant?

The aim of the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant programme is to provide accommodation support to eligible athletes selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Accommodation support will be provided in the form of a USD $2,000 Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant, which can be applied towards Airbnb stays.

How do I apply?

Visit Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant from 12.00am PDT on 25 April 2022 to 11.59pm PDT on 20 May 2022 to apply and to view the programme terms and conditions (the “Terms”).

How will recipients be selected to receive the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant?

Each year, members of the IOC will select up to 500 recipients based on the personal statement provided in each individual’s application as well as other criteria set forth in the Terms that reflect the aim of the programme to support elite athletes in need. The applicants’ geographical locations and the sports they compete in will also be considered to ensure diversity across the pool of recipients.

How will I be notified if I am selected to receive the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant?

Selected athletes will be notified via an email from Airbnb with a link to accept their Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant within 8 weeks of the application closing date.

How can I apply my Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to a reservation?

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

When does the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant expire?

The Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant will expire 12 months after the email invitation for the grant is sent.

What if I have questions about how to complete my application?

Please contact AATG-email-help@airbnb.com with questions about your application.

On Airbnb
What is Airbnb and how does it work?

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home. Since then, every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way. To learn how Airbnb works, visit https://www.airbnb.com/d/howairbnbworks.

How do I create an Airbnb account?

If you don’t have an Airbnb account yet, you can sign up for one at airbnb.com.

What are Airbnb's standards and expectations?

To help keep Airbnb’s community safe and trusted, we’ve published our standards and expectations for all Hosts and travellers. All Airbnb users must also agree to the Airbnb Terms of Service.

Is Airbnb an Olympic and Paralympic partner?

In September 2019, Airbnb signed a nine-year, five-Games partnership with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, becoming a Worldwide Olympic Partner in the exclusive category of “Unique Accommodation Products and Unique Experiences Services” until 2028. This partnership encompasses five Olympic and Paralympic Games and is focused on supporting athletes and sport around the world as part of the TOP Partnership Programme. You can find more information about Airbnb’s partnership with the IOC & IPC here.