Qatari 400m runner Abdalelah Haroun on the training track in Doha (Getty Images)

ATC Boulouris (FRA)

Specialities: Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump

Coaches: Magali Brisseau, Gerard Viallette

Facilities: Stadium, 2 indoor halls, 2 gymnasiums, weight lifting facilities and excellent throwing facilities

Accommodation: On-site residential accommodation

Other Facilities: golf, tennis, beach volley ball, jogging

Comments: This centre is set in 80 hectares of the most beautiful countryside, close to the beach, where one can enjoy long hikes and runs over the undulating landscape


  • Director Daniel GOURY
  • Coach Jacques PELGAS
  • Coach David BRISSEAULT
  • Coach Magali BRISSEAU
  • Coach Laurence BILY
  • Administrator Alice HADJOU
  • Address C.R.E.P.S. SUD EST site de Boulouris 346, Bd des Mimosas, CS 40501, Saint-Raphaël CEDEX FRA
  • Telephone +33 4 94 40 27 40
  • Fax +33 4 94 95 86 69
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ATC Debrecen (HUN)


  • Director Andras BECSKY
  • Coach István TOMORI
  • Coach Laszlo SUBA
  • Coach Renata SOLTESZ
  • Coach Monika SKOUMAL
  • Coach Zoltan MAGYAR
  • Coach Gergo GECZI
  • Coach Laszlo DONKA
  • Coach Gyula CHROBAK
  • Address Olah Gabor u.5 Debrecen HUN
  • Telephone +36 52 514 400
  • Fax +36 52 514 418
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ATC Kiev (UKR)

Specialities: Shot Put, Discus, Hammer, Javelin, Race Walking

Coaches & Specialities

Evgeniy Karsac:  Shot Put, Discus

Dmitriy Kovtsun: Hammer, Discus

Artem Rybanko: Hammer, Javelin

Anayoliy Solomin:Race Walking

Facilities: There are excellent outdoor training facilities, especially for the throwing events. There is also a large indoor complex comprising several halls for physical training, gymnastics and wrestling.

Accommodation: Comfortable accommodation is provided.

Other Facilities: There is a medical centre and rehabilitation hall available. Opportunities for other sports include basketball, football, judo and boxing.

Comments: ATC Kiev offers first class training facilities plus a summer house near the lake and beach for relaxation.


  • Director Vadim GUTTCAYT
  • Coach Anayoliy SOLOMIN
  • Coach Artem RYBANKO
  • Coach Dmitriy KOVTSYN
  • Coach Evgeniy KARSAC
  • Administrator Oleg KHOTENIUK
  • Address State Olympic Training & Sport Centre Highway Stolichnoe 19 Kiev UKR
  • Telephone + 380 44 259 2031 + 380 44 259 2274
  • Fax + 380 44 259 2623
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ATC Kuala Lumpur (MAS)

Specialities: Sprints/Hurdles, Horizontal Jumps

Facilities: The centre is ideally located next to a ‘world class’ stadium, equipped with all the latest equipment and automation. The stadium possesses a 9 lane tartan track suitable for high level competition.  For training, there is a 400 metre synthetic track and a 6 metre wide 60 metre warm up track, both within walking distance of the main stadium.

The National Sports Institute is also located within the sports complex. The Institute is equipped with the latest technology namely, the Sports Medical Clinic, medical laboratory, radiology unit, physiotherapy, injury rehabilitation gymnasium, conditioning gymnasium, biomechanics hall, training hall, physiological laboratory, nutrition facilities, sports technology and sports massage and sauna.

Accommodation: The sports complex has an in-house lodging facility composed of three fully air conditioned buildings built in a green environment, participants will feel relaxed and healthy.  Participants can easily access all training facilities from here. We can offer sumptuous Malaysian cuisine or home cooked food of the participants choice. 

Other Facilities: For recreation there are tennis courts, an exercise hall, a pavilion, a football field and TV rooms.

Comments: The entire centre has been designed and built to provide almost all the necessary facilities, without the need to venture outside the complex.


  • Address c/o Malaysia Athletic Federation Level 2, 2.10.12, National Stadium National Sport Complex, Bukit Jalil Kuala Lumpur MAS
  • Telephone + 603 8994 1880
  • Fax + 603 8994 1634
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ATC Kuortane (FIN)-Kuortane Olympic Training Center


  • Director Tapio KORJUS
  • Coach Arto RINTA-AHO
  • Coach Tero PITKAMAKI
  • Coach Petteri PIIRONEN
  • Coach Mikko LATVALA
  • Coach Kari IHALAINEN
  • Coach Mika HORMALAINEN
  • Coach Antti HAAPAKOSKI
  • Administrator Maarit LAITINEN
  • Address PO Box 49 Kuortane FIN
  • Telephone + 358 6 516 6268
  • Fax +358 6 516 6229
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ATC Muscat (OMA)

Specialities: Sprints/Hurdles, Middle/Long Distance

Coaches & Specialities:

Mohamed Al Hooti

Zbynek Kaluzik

Fahad Al Mashaikhi

Skoumal Andras Odon

Pozdnyakov Vyacheslav

Klara Woth

Facilities: The Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex comprises an international standard athletics track (8 lane) and excellent track and field facilities.

Accommodation: The complex can accommodate up to 160 guests in 57 twin and single rooms. In addition there a number of good hotels located less than 1km from the complex.

Other Facilities: There is a Sports Medicine Centre, a gymnasium and sauna and an international sized swimming pool available for use.

Comments: The complex is set in a beautiful location in the mountains which makes it an ideal setting for training especially for middle and long distance running.


  • Director Majid Said AL BUSAFI
  • Coach Imad SERAJ
  • Coach Abdullah MOHAMED AL ANBARI
  • Coach Fahad Al MASHAIKHI
  • Coach Ahmed Khamis AL-SIYABI
  • Coach Hamoud AL DALHAMI
  • Address Oman Olympic Committee & Sports Assoc. 7th Floor P.C:112 Muscat OMA
  • Telephone +968 24492129 +968 24493473
  • Fax +968 24491148
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ATC Nassau (BAH)


  • Address PO Box SS-5517, Thomas A, Robinson Stadium, Thompson Blv. Nassau BAH
  • Telephone + 242 325 4433
  • Fax + 242 325 4433
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ATC Qatar (QAT)

Specialities: Middle/Long Distance, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, Hammer Throw, Sprints & Hurdles.                

Coaches & Specialities:

Lubos Benko: High Jump

Abdi Bile: Endurance

Lee Christopher: Long Jump 

Ramil Ganiev: Pole Vault

Ivica Jakeljic: Throws 

John Nuttall: Endurance / Middle Distance

Rudolf Sopko: Sprints and Jumps 

Brendan Tammo: Sprints

Facilities: The Aspire Academy and Aspire Zone can offer several world-class venues which are an ideal preparatory environment for athletes. 

The range of facilities available within the Aspire Dome includes:

- An IAAF-accredited indoor 200m athletics track with 4500 seats and a video board

- An outdoor 400m Mondo athletics track with pole vault run way, 2 x long jump runways

- An outdoor throws area with six throw circles, full throws cage and javelin runway.

- Gymnastics training hall

- A FIFA standard football pitch with 5500 seats and a video board

- An Olympic size pool and diving pool with 800 seats

- Table tennis hall

- Multi-purpose courts for basketball, volleyball, handball, martial arts and squash

- Fencing arena

- An indoor warm up track and broadcast facility

- Gymnasium, physiotherapy and high-performance laboratory centres

- A 1,200-seat amphitheatre and cafeterias

- Offices, meeting and conference rooms and VIP corporate suites

It has the capacity to host thirteen different sporting events simultaneously, in a climate controlled arena and is credited as the world’s largest indoor multi-purpose dome.

Accommodation:  The accommodation consists of 2 modern hotels located within 5 minutes walking distance of all the ATC’s facilities. Breakfast is included at the hotel, while lunch and dinner is provided within the Aspire Academy’s catering hall.

Grand Heritage Hotel Doha -

The Torch Hotel Doha -

The hotels are equipped with either double or twin rooms, air conditioning, WIfI, TVs etc.

Price: 30 USD Basic price (depending on level of accommodation, full board)      

Other Facilities:  The Centre benefits from the Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital which is Qatar’s leading centre for the management of sports-related injuries and illnesses. There is also the Aspire Park which covers an area of 88 hectares, which is a great place to enjoy with its beautiful fountains, lake and trees.

Part of the complex houses the Villagio Italian themed Shopping Mall with its 200 plus stores and 150-meter long indoor canal complete with gondolas.

Comments:  The Aspire Academy can offer athletes the chance to train on the indoor track that hosted the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, next to the venue that will host the IAAF World Championships in 2019.

Apart from excellent sporting facilities, the city of Doha has many attractions to offer. One can visit the stalls and cafes of the Souk Waqif, discover the true essence of Islamic Arts and culture in the extensive museums or even embark on a desert excursion.


  • Director Markus EGGER
  • Coach Brendan TAMMO
  • Coach Rudolf SOPKO
  • Coach John NUTTALL
  • Coach Ivica JAKELJIC
  • Coach Ramil GANIEV
  • Coach Abdi BILE
  • Coach Lubos BENKO
  • Administrator Lee CHRISTOPHER
  • Address Aspire Academy Al Henaizibia Street P.O. Box 22287 Doha QAT
  • Telephone +974 44 13 64 16
  • Fax +974 44 13 60 60
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ATC Salé (MAR)

Specialities: Middle/Long Distance, Marathon, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw Hurdles.

Coaches: Abderrahim Rhefir, Hicham Moufti, Mohammed Zaazoui, Majid Brouzyne, Abdeljalil Bencheikh

Facilities: Athletics Stadium with a 6 lane running track and 8 lane sprinting track. There is also an indoor sports hall and fully equipped gymnasium and weight lifting room. There are also many kilometres of forest tracks for cross county running.

Accommodation: There are 16 buildings with a total of 320 beds, single and double room available. All accommodation is within easy walking distance of the training facilities. The restaurant can provide special diets for athletes.

Other Facilities: Well equipped medical centre, olympic sized swimming pool, sauna, conference rooms, internet facilities, television, rugby and football fields, and tennis courts. The centre is a two hour drive from the high-altitude training centre in the town of Ifrane (possibility of use of minibus for transport to centre).

Comments: The ATC Morocco offers first class training and coaching facilities set in superb forests, perfect for distance running. The centre is a 15 minute drive from the beach and is also close to Rabat, the famous imperial city and capital of Morocco.


  • Technical Director Abderrahim RHEFIR
  • Coach Mohamed ZAAZOUI
  • Coach Hicham MOUFTI
  • Coach Majid BROUZYNE
  • Coach Abdeljalil BENCHEIKH
  • Address Institut Royal de Formation des Cadres Centre National des Sports Moulay Rachid KM 12 Route de Meknes Salé MAR
  • Telephone + 212 537 83 50 80
  • Fax + 212 537 835 081
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ATC Saluzzo (ITA)

Speciality: Race Walking

Coach: Sandro Damilano 

Facilities: Numerous roads for training and a well equiped gymnasium

Accommodation: Double and single rooms (max 12 persons) in an historical building with kitchen, living room and TV room, laundry and fully equipped gym for walking activities. All rooms are equipped with TV, air conditioning and wi fi. (breakfast in the school, lunch and dinner in the restaurant).

Other Facilities: Conference and meeting halls and the ATC is linked with a study research centre for technical and scientific support.

Comments: Saluzzo is the perfect location in which to train and prepare for competitions. It is a small historical town located on a plane, with nearby gentle hills and yet within easy reach of the mountains. The ATC is also near Turin international airport and is well connected with good train and bus lines.


ATC Sant Cugat (ESP)

Specialities: Sprints/Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Hammer Throw, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Pole Vault, Middle Distance, Race Walking, Combined Events

Coaches and specialities:
Miguel Vélez: High jump
Carles Castillejo: Middle / Long distance
Alberto Ruiz: Pole vault
Fernando Martinez: Combined events
José Marín/Valentí Massana: Race Walk
Luis Lizaso: Shot put / Discus throw
Antonio Corgos: Long / Triple jump
Alex Codina/Ricardo Dieguez: Sprints
Llorenç Cassi: Hammer throw
Roger Esteve: Paralympic track and field

Facilities: There is a 400m six-lane fully equipped synthetic track (“built on site”) which allows for a higher volume of training. The track also has a 2m wide asphalt complementary outside lane.

There are two pole vault areas, two high jump areas and three long jump and triple jump zones. There are specific outdoor throwing areas for shot-put (five areas), discus and hammer (three cages), and the javelin.

There are three ramps-hills with a Mondo synthetic track between 30m to 50 m with gradients of 2%, 12% and 15% and there is a 2 Km Cross-country circuit within the extensive grounds.

The Centre also has excellent indoor facilities with a straight four lane 100m Mondo synthetic track and indoor areas for pole vault, high jump and horizontal jumps.

Accommodation: There is capacity for 325 persons in single, double or quadruple rooms with bathroom, TV, telephone and internet wi-fi. Cottages are also available for groups of 8 to 12 people. Full or half board options are available.

The Centre has meeting and conference halls and a Cafeteria that can provide special diets for athletes.

Other facilities: The Centre has several gymnasiums and weight lifting rooms with barbells, strength machines, vibration platforms, inertial yo-yo technology, etc.

There is a laboratory for testing and consultation (physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, psychology) and recovery. In addition there are indoor and outdoor swimming pools and saunas. Other services include, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, massage and medical facilities.

Other sporting activities are available such as football, basketball, handball, volleyball and beach volleyball. 

Comments: The ATC is located close to the airport and all the attractions that the vibrant city of Barcelona has to offer. Barcelona is the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and is famous for its art, architecture, beaches, restaurants and tapas bars.


  • Director Ramon TERRASSA I CUSI
  • Coach Alberto RUIZ
  • Coach Eloi ROVIRA
  • Coach Miguel POZA
  • Coach Alberto PARRENO
  • Coach Orlando ORTEGA
  • Coach Benito OJEDA
  • Coach Pastor MONTSERRAT
  • Coach Valentin MASSANA
  • Coach Fernando MARTINEZ
  • Coach Luis LIZASO
  • Coach Jesus Angel GARCIA BRAGADO
  • Coach Antonio CORGOS
  • Coach Alex CODINA
  • Coach Carles CASTILLEJO
  • Coach Gustavo BECKER
  • Administrator Marta RUBIES
  • Address Centred d'Alt Rendiment Esportiu Avinguda Alcalde Barnils, 3-5 Barcelona ESP
  • Telephone + 34 93 589 15 72
  • Fax + 34 93 675 41 06
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ATC Shanghai (CHN)

Specialities: Sprints/Hurdles Long Jump, Triple Jump, Hammer Throw, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Pole Vault, Middle Distance, Race Walking

Coaches & Specialities:
Pingkai Zhang: Hammer
Leping Zhang: Long & Triple Jump
Changyang Wang: Middle Distance (female)
Baojun Tang: Middle Distance (male)
Lian Sun: Race Walking
Haiping Sun: Hurdles
Xinmei Sui: Shot & Discus
Chuangmei Shi: Pole Vault
Jianting Shen: Sprints
Feiliang Liu: Pole Vault (male)
Guoqiang Li: Middle Distance
Wei Huang: Sprints
Guoping Chen: Hurdles

Facilities: The outdoor facilities consist of two standard tracks with six lanes each and two excellent throwing fields. There are also first class indoor facilities for track and field events, a world-class weight lifting room and a gymnasium.

Accommodation: The Sport Exchange Center of the Shanghai University of Sport (SUS).

Other Facilities: Biomechanical, physiological, physiotherapeutic and psychological services are available on the campus. Facilities include a swimming pool, a spa, courts for various sports, and the excellent sports library.

Comments: The ATC is located on the campus of the Shanghai University of Sport (SUS), so it is very convenient for training, accommodation, and scientific support.


  • Director Lijuan MAO
  • Coach Pingkai ZHANG
  • Coach Leping ZHANG
  • Coach Changyang WANG
  • Coach Baojun TANG
  • Coach Lian SUN
  • Coach Haiping SUN
  • Coach Xinmei SUI
  • Coach Chuangmei SHI
  • Coach Jianting SHEN
  • Coach Feiliang LIU
  • Coach Guoqiang LI
  • Coach Wei HUANG
  • Coach Guoping CHEN
  • Administrator Zairen SUN
  • Address Changhai Rd. 399 Yangpu District Shanghai CHN
  • Telephone +86 (0)21 65 274 858
  • Fax +86 (0)21 65 274 858
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ATC Vaxjo (SWE)

Specialities: Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, Heptathlon, Decathlon

Coaches: Agne Bergvall, Vesteinn Hafsteinsson, Jonas Mellblom, Andreas Wulff

Facilities: The outdoor facilities consist of a Stadium with an eight lane track and excellent track and field training facilities. There is also a first class 200 metre indoor track with six lanes combined with a full-scale indoor stadium for the javelin and discus and there is a weight lifting area with a number of Olympic bars.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in apartments next to the university campus.

Other Facilities: Biomechanical, physiotherapeutic and psychological services are available on the campus as well as tennis courts, a gymnasium, beach volley ball and use of the excellent university library.

Comments: The university campus used by ATC Vaxjo is situated in very attractive countryside with its castle and lakes. There are several excellent running trails that go around the lakes and into the woodlands.


  • Director Vesteinn HAFSTEINSSON
  • Coach Andreas WULFF
  • Coach Jonas MELLBLOM
  • Coach Agne BERGVALL
  • Administrator Camilla STROMBERG
  • Address Linnaeus University Department of Sport Science Vaxjo SWE
  • Telephone + 46 76 621 65 45 + 46 731 509544
  • Fax +46 702 62 30 27
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ATC Vila Real de Santo Antonio (POR)

Specialities: Hammer, Javelin, Discus, Shot Put, Middle/Long Distance/Cross Country

Coaches: Artur Lara Ramos, Helder Silva

Facilities: Stadium, synthetic athletics track, excellent throwing and jumping facilities, 2 gymnasiums, indoor sports hall, video room.

Accommodation: 3 & 4 star hotels

Other Facilities: Lawn football pitches, weight lifting room, medical centre, 8,500m of pinewood tracks which includes a 2,300m cross country trail, and facilities for basketball, handball, roller blades, tennis.

Comments: Situated in an area of vast natural beauty on the border between Spain and Portugal where athletes such as Erki Nool, Gabriela Szabo, Paula Radcliff and Wilson Kipketer have trained.


  • Director Joao Cabrita FERNANDES
  • Coach Helder SILVA
  • Coach Rio Miguel GONÇALVES DA COSTA
  • Address Complexo Desportivo Municipal Vila Real Santo Antonio POR
  • Telephone + 351 281 510 960 + 351 281 510 968
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