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Sports Competitors: Training

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 174729, tabled on 13 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the announcement of the preferred training facilities for Team GB ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Answered on

15 October 2018

The British Olympic Association (BOA), as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is responsible for Team GB’s participation at the Olympic Games. The BOA – a privately funded organisation - has already announced its preferred training facilities for Tokyo 2020. Each sport’s National Governing Body (NGB) is responsible for the training of their athletes during the period leading up to the Olympic Games, and with it the facilities they choose. However, in the immediate run-up to each Summer Games, the BOA secures facilities for a multi-sport preparation camp within or near the host country. In 2017, the BOA secured three multi-sport facilities in the Greater Tokyo area to act as a multi-sport preparation camp for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The three sites, all based in the Greater Tokyo area in the cities of Kawasaki and Yokohama, will make up the BOA’s biggest ever pre-Games preparation camp, allowing athletes the opportunity to acclimatise and complete their final preparations for Tokyo 2020 a short journey from the heart of Tokyo in dedicated International Federation standard venues. These facilities will provide Team GB’s athletes with optimal pre-Games training in world-class facilities ahead of the Games, which are set to run from 24 July to 9 August 2020.