Léo-Lagrange Stadium

The Léo-Lagrange stadium was opened in 1939 and renovated from 2003 to 2005. This modern, practical facility includes areas and equipment geared towards high-performance athletics.

The stadium has a six-lane 400m track, with an eight-lane front straight for the 100m sprint. It is fully-equipped for training in all disciplines: throwing areas (discus, shot put, hammer, javelin), jumping areas (high jump, pole vault, long and triple jump), a steeplechase water jump, mobile equipment for hurdles events, and starting blocks. It also has an indoor athletics hall for training during bad weather.

The venue has two new, well-designed changing rooms, each measuring over 60 sq. m, as well as a meeting room and an office for training staff. It also caters for any sporting needs athletes preparing for the 2024 Games may have off the track and field, by offering multimedia rooms equipped with video projectors, a fitness training room, ice baths, a sauna and a swimming pool.

A first-aid room and a private medical practice are available on site if needed. The facility also has secure storage spaces, a stand that is open to the public (400 seats), a technical repair workshop (para athletics) and an internet access point.

The Léo-Lagrange stadium hosted the French Chronostar meeting for several years. Some of the greatest French athletes have graced this venue thanks to that event, including Renaud Lavillenie, Christophe Lemaitre and Teddy Tamgho. In fact, Tamgho qualified here, on his third jump, for the World championships, where he went on to win gold.

Local Olympic athletes

Reïna-Flor Okori Reïna-Flor Okori: 100 metres hurdles
13th at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Semi-finalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics

In brief

  • 6-lane 400 m track with an 8-lane front straight
  • Throwing and jumping areas, steeplechase water jump, hurdles...
  • Indoor hall
  • Changing rooms, showers
  • Fitness training room, ice baths, sauna, swimming pool
  • Meeting and multimedia rooms
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Accompanying services

  • Transfer from airport to Besançon or Besançon to Olympic event sites for athletes and their equipment
  • Vehicles on hand to transport athletes and equipment throughout their stay.
  • A liaison officer will accompany your team and be available 24/7 to help with logistics during your stay in Besançon

Selection of accommodation nearby

International Stay Center (Ethic Etapes)
Hôtel Mercure
Hôtel Victor Hugo & Spa

Léo-Lagrange Stadium : CIS = 0,75Km / Hôtel Mercure = 2,6Km / Hôtel Victor Hugo = 2,1Km

Recovery center & tailor-made medical services

Prepare physically for the Games stress-free, knowing you have access to an unrivalled preparation and recovery facility: the sport performance optimisation centre, or COPS, and its hypoxic rooms. If an injury occurs, a multidisciplinary hospital team is on hand to provide the care you need!

Diverse range of accommodation & close by equipment

At Besançon, enjoy the same high-quality accommodation and level of service as in other large cities, but at a far more reasonable price. And as the city is compact, your hotel will only be 15 minutes away from your training centre at most, making the commute stress-free

On-demand services

By choosing Besançon to prepare for the Games, you can concentrate all your energy on physical and mental preparation. Our welcome team will take care of the rest – airport transfers, transporting staff and equipment, providing language support – making sure you use your preparation time to the full and obtain that medal you came to win.

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