AIRBNB AND THE IOC PRESENT

Athlete Travel Grant

Supporting athletes
throughout their Olympic
and Paralympic journey

Thank you for your interest in the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant! Applications for Summer 2021 are now closed. Selected recipients will be contacted via email within 6 - 8 weeks after the application close date with instructions to accept their Airbnb travel credit.

Thank you for your interest in the Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant! Applications for Summer 2021 are now closed. Selected recipients will be contacted via email within 6 - 8 weeks after the application close date with instructions to accept their Airbnb travel credit.

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

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.