AIRBNB AND THE IOC PRESENT

Athlete Travel Grant

Supporting athletes
throughout their Olympic
and Paralympic journey

As a proud Olympic and Paralympic TOP Partner, Airbnb recognizes 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.

As a proud Olympic and Paralympic TOP Partner, Airbnb recognizes 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.

Athlete Travel Grant

We launched the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to support athletes who have been hit particularly hard by the global pandemic and the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. We are offering up to 500 athletes $2,000 USD in Athlete Travel Support Credit*. Share more information about yourself below to apply.

Application Process

Review the qualification criteria to ensure you’re eligible. Then, share a bit more about yourself and your journey. Applicants will be reviewed based on selection criteria designed by the IOC, which will take into consideration all aspects of your application, including the personal statement you provide as well as geography and sport you compete in to ensure diversity across recipients. To learn more about the selection process, see the Athlete Travel Grant Terms and Conditions. Those selected will be notified via email within 6-8 weeks from the application close date. Submissions will be accepted between 12:00am PDT 19 April 2021 and 11:59pm PDT 14 May 2021.

Athlete Travel Grant Terms and Conditions

How to know if you qualify

Pro tip - before applying, make sure you are eligible by reviewing the requirements below.

Pro tip - before applying, make sure you are eligible by reviewing the requirements below.

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

Currently competing under an IOC or IPC recognized federation within a sport that is part of the official programme of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 /Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 /Olympic Games Paris 2024/Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 / Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 /Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

Competed at an elite level as defined by the IOC and IPC, including competing at one of the following levels during the previous 40 months:

  • Olympic/Paralympic Games
  • World Championship
  • World Cup
  • Continental Championship
  • Tokyo/Beijing Olympic Qualifier
  • Tokyo/Beijing Paralympic Qualifier
  • Youth Olympic Games

Not 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).

Eligible to register for an Airbnb account under your own name, and be legally able to receive Athlete Travel Support Credits from Airbnb. Airbnb users must be 18+ years of age.

By submitting this application, I hereby certify that all information provided by me herein is true and correct.

Have additional questions? We’ve got you covered. Visit our FAQs page for more information.

Airbnb Olympic & Paralympic Partnership

Since becoming a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner in 2019, Airbnb has committed to providing travel options that are economically empowering, socially inclusive, and environmentally sustainable. This includes accommodation provisions that will reduce costs for the Organizing Committees and stakeholders, minimize the need for construction of new accommodation infrastructure for the Olympic and Paralympic Games period, and generate direct revenue for local hosts and communities. Working together with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Airbnb will also promote accommodation that supports accessibility for people with disabilities or other accessibility needs.

Airbnb Olympic & Paralympic Partnership

Since becoming a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner in 2019, Airbnb has committed to providing travel options that are economically empowering, socially inclusive, and environmentally sustainable. This includes accommodation provisions that will reduce costs for the Organizing Committees and stakeholders, minimize the need for construction of new accommodation infrastructure for the Olympic and Paralympic Games period, and generate direct revenue for local hosts and communities. Working together with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Airbnb will also promote accommodation that supports accessibility for people with disabilities or other accessibility needs.

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.