About
During the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the United States Olympic Committee will operate three High Performance Training Centers – Flamengo Club, Lonier and Navy School – which provide a variety of services to Team USA athletes to help enhance podium preparedness. The facilities give Team USA athletes daily access to practice facilities, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, a recovery center, and food and nutrition services.

Media Access
The High Performance Training Centers at Flamengo Club and Lonier are open for pre-approved media access. Media wishing to gain access to any of the HPTCs must complete an online credential application here. If approved for access by the USOC and any corresponding National Governing Bodies, a confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours. Requests for both Flamengo and Lonier must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Please note that media must be escorted by a press officer at all times. Media access will not be permitted at the Navy School. 

Locations
Flamengo Club
Av. Borges de Medeiros, 997 – Lagoa
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22430-041, Brazil
On-site facilities include training areas for badminton, basketball, gymnastics, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, rugby, soccer, swimming (open water), table tennis, triathlon, volleyball (beach) and weightlifting.

Lonier
Estrada Frei Tibúrcio, 470 – Camorim
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22783-120, Brazil
On-site facilities include training areas for archery, fencing, taekwondo and wrestling.

Accreditation
Media wishing to gain access to any of the HPTCs must complete the online accreditation application. Those approved (notified via email) will then have access to requested availabilities or may request separate access via the relevant sport press officer. 

Scheduled Availabilities: Media wishing to attend a scheduled availability apply no less than 24 hours in advance for Flamengo and Lonier. A limited number of media can be accommodated at each session and credentials will be awarded at the discretion of the USOC and NGBs. Approved media will receive a confirmation email with further details on entry into the HPTCs.

Further Access: Media wishing to conduct interviews outside of scheduled availabilities must contact the relevant sport press officer for approval and arrangement. The same 24-hour rules apply.

A valid passport must be swapped for HPTC accreditation. 

Tentative Schedules

Flamengo Club
Badminton
Practice b-roll; interviews by request.

  • Sunday, August 7 | 3-6 p.m.
  • Monday, August 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Basketball (Men)
Typically, 30 minutes of availability before practice (scrum interviews and shoot-around b-roll) on non-game days. On Aug. 16, availability is scheduled after practice. Media will be allowed to observe and gather content during the final 15-30 minutes of practice. 

  • Tuesday, August 9 | 12:45-1:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 11 | 1:30-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 13 | 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 15 | 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 16 | 2:30-3 p.m. 
  • Thursday, August 18 | 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20 | 2-2:30 p.m. 

Basketball (Women)
Typically, 30 minutes of availability after practice (scrum interviews and shoot-around b-roll) on non-game days. Note: media should arrive at the facility at least 30 minutes prior to the listed time as practices may end early.

  • Saturday, August 6 | 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 9 | 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 11 | 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 13 | 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 15 | 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 17 | 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19 | 2-2:30 p.m.

Water Polo (Women)  

  • Sunday, August 7 – practice from 6-8 p.m.; interviews after
  • Friday, August 12 – practice from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; interviews after 

Triathlon

  • Wednesday, August 17 – Interview availability from 11-11:30 a.m., followed by one hour of training

Contact the relevant sport press officer to request access to the following sports:

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Soccer (Women)
  • Judo
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Triathlon
  • Weightlifting

Lonier
Contact the relevant sport press officer to request access to the following sports:

  • Archery
  • Fencing
  • Taekwondo
  • Wrestling - availability begins Aug. 9

Wrestling

  • Wednesday, August 10 – women's freestyle practice at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 11 – men's freestyle practice at 8-11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, August 12 – Greco-Roman practice at noon