UK Sport's National Lottery investment ensures that Team GB get a World Class preparation camp for the Rio 2016 Olympics
UK Sport, through The National Lottery, will invest £1.6m into Team GB’s Preparation Camp in Belo Horizonte, playing a key role in developing a world class performance environment for Team GB athletes and support staff prior to the Olympic Games next summer.
The grant will allow the BOA to implement a high quality training set-up to ensure great preparation for Team GB heading into Rio 2016. A short 45 minute flight from Rio, Belo Horizonte will host Team GB across multiple International Federation standard venues between 17th July and 16th August next year. Through a combination of world class sporting facilities, accommodation and medical services coupled with ideal time zone and climatic conditions conducive with Rio itself, Belo Horizonte is an ideal location to host Team GB’s final preparations for the Games.
The Preparation Camp will be Team GB’s largest pre-Olympic Games set-up to date with British athletes competing in Rio transiting through Belo Horizonte en route to the Olympic Village. The camp will be used for final phase training, acclimatisation, hosting warm-up matches and rest and relaxation ahead of Rio 2016