Preparation key as Team GB secure private training facilities in Rio

Great preparation is fundamental to Olympic Games success and Team GB are well on their way following two agreements in Rio de Janeiro to secure private training facilities for the team this summer.

Both The British School and the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (CRF)  will offer high-class training venues for our athletes during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, helping them to perform at their very best at the greatest sporting show on earth.

The British School, an English-speaking independent school based across Rio, will allow Team GB use of their Barra site, located just 8km from the Olympic Village.

As well as training facilities for a host of sports including a 25m swimming pool, 3G AstroTurf pitch and multi-use sports hall, the school will also provide key medical, physio and operational areas as well as housing media and the friends and family of our athletes.

The British School is part of Team GB’s partnership with UK Sport and the National Lottery to provide a preparation camp for Rio 2016, including the operations based in Belo Horizonte which will house the majority of sports as their pre-Games base before flying into Rio for the Games themselves

The CRF, sitting adjacent to the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in the Copacabana cluster, will offer training in addition to acting as a key base for our rowing and canoe sprint athletes competing out on the Lagoa.

Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England said: “Being able to offer high quality dedicated training facilities close to Olympic sites is a fantastic performance gain for Team GB and our athletes.

“We saw at London 2012 how these dedicated sites helped tweak those crucial final preparations for the team and we’re delighted to be able to offer similar facilities at an away Games in Rio this August.

“Both The British School and the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo have been incredibly helpful as we prepare for the Games and we look forward to continuing our partnerships as we move ever closer to the start of Rio 2016.”