The latest round of the USD 2,000 Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant will be awarded to 500 Olympic or Paralympic hopefuls.
It can be used in Airbnb properties all over the world, allowing you to find accommodation to suit your needs when travelling for training or competitions.
Apply today and tell us how you will benefit from receiving the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant. It might just help take your career to the next level.
It makes you feel like you’re home away from home and, for athletes who travel a lot, that feeling of comfort really makes a difference.
This fantastic offer provides you with a USD 2,000 Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to use on Airbnb properties and experiences while on your journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games – and applications are now open.
Do you struggle to find that suits your needs? Perhaps you’ve been unable to attend a training camp due to travel or accommodation costs? Or maybe you need a place to acclimatise or relax before a big event? With the help of the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant offered by the IOC and IPC in partnership with Airbnb, you can pick the perfect place to stay and feel ready to perform to your best no matter where you’re travelling to.
Thanks to the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant, I was able to book some lovely accommodation right in the Whistler Olympic Village for a training camp, which was so close to the gym and where I needed to be.
Amy Fraser OLY
Home from home
Five hundred athletes benefitted from the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant last year, and a further 500 Grants will be awarded in 2022.
“It makes you feel like you’re home away from home and, for athletes who travel a lot, that feeling of comfort really makes a difference,” says British sailor Saskia Sills, who used her Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to make her stay before the World Championships that little bit more comfortable – with positive results both on and off the water.
It was a similar story for visually impaired Para triathlete Nicolas Dewalque, with the flexibility provided by his Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant proving to be a game-changer for finding accommodation that suited his needs. “Having the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant meant I could just focus on the racing, and it removed a huge part of the travel organisation stress,” he explains.
A foundation for Olympic dreams
Ultimately, the support available aims to help you achieve your sporting dreams. Canadian freestyle skier Amy Fraser OLY is one of the athletes who used the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to help prepare for Beijing 2022. Now, she’s an Olympian.
“It helped enormously with covering the costs of my training ski trips,” she says. “It took so much pressure off because accommodation is often so expensive. Thanks to the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant, I was able to book some lovely accommodation right in the Whistler Olympic Village for a training camp, which was so close to the gym and where I needed to be.”
Need to know
Applications for the 2022 Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant are now open to all elite athletes, Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls until 20 May.
The USD 2,000 Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant will be applied directly to your Airbnb account and can be used for stays related to your training and competitions in the lead-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games – whether for one big trip or for multiple travels across the year.