Rio Maior Sports Centre
fidelity award: Bronze
The Rio Maior Sports Centre is well-known for being a strategic equipment with a large number of multifunctional equipment and services for different types of Olympic sports. It is the only Olympic Preparation Centre in Portugal, in partnership with the Olympic Committee of Portugal, for the preparation of Portuguese Olympic Athletes.
Recognized as the Portuguese High Performance Swimming Centre, in partnership with the Portuguese Government and the Portugal Swimming Federation, a National Basic Preparation Centre was created for swimmers in their high performance career.
The Portuguese Football Federation acquires, for their developing activities during training camps with the national football teams, the futsal national team and beach football national team, the use of the facilities and accommodation services. The Rio Maior Sports Centre is recognized as its Official Training Center. Actually all national teams, from U15 to U21, men and women make their preparation in Rio Maior.
The facilities and services that we have are fundamental for athletes development, growth and recovery. A heated Olympic Swimming Pool, medical office, performance testing and monitoring lab, physiotherapy and recovery (jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, cryotherapy, laser, ultrasounds, magnetotherapy, shock wave therapy and short wave therapy), sports masseurs, nutritionists, psychologists, gymnasiums, stadium for football and athletics, multisports halls, training natural grass pitches and synthetic grass pitches for football, a beach and volleyball pitch, and other equipment which make our Sports Centre increasingly sought by athletes and teams from all over the world.
This year we have expanded our facilities with the construction of tennis and padel courts, making these two popular racquet sports available for both recreational and professional players.
Our challenge is excellency and internationalization. We are in a small town near Lisbon, with easy access to the international airport. We have a great capacity for hosting. Our accommodation services are praised by all athletes, coaches and directors after their training camps.