The Olympic weightlifting preparation centre is located at the heart of the Michel Vautrot sports complex on the Malcombe site. This complex has the largest sports fields in the city spread over many hectares. The weights room regularly accommodates top athletes, offering them the ideal conditions for training and to enhance their performance. The room is multi-purpose and posseses high quality, functional equipment. It is made complete by an outdoor space known for its calm and greenery which will provide athletes with warm-up and recuperation areas where they will feel as if they are surrounded by nature. The centre is accessible by tram, a stone’s throw away from the town centre, its hotels and the energy and warmth of life in Besançon. It is also easily accessible by car and has its own free, secure car park. Less than five minutes away from the health care services of the University Hospital, this weightlifting room will be ideal for peaceful preparation, combining concentration with tension relief by alternating high-intensity training and recovery time. This preparation centre is one of seven selected in the Besançon area : here athletes will benefit from all associated services and also receive a personalised welcome package : transport, translation services, etc. The centre for Sports Performance Enhancement (hypoxia chamber, cryotherapy, decompression chamber) is a unique structure on offer to athletes who come to train in Besançon.
The weightlifting centre incorporates, within a complete training area in a room where the emotion of the sport hits you as soon as you enter, an indoor and outdoor training area. In a calm environment at the centre of a park, easily accessible and with great quality equipment at your disposal, preparation will naturally lead to success.
Then, following long training sessions and tonnes of bars lifted, weightlifters will benefit from an ideal recovery time thanks to the sauna and ice-baths available on site.
It is in this room that the Olympian David Matam Matam, member of the French weightlifting team, trains and prepares for his biggest international competitions. He no longer counts the number of hours spent in this room or the number of barbells lifted that allowed him to get to 9th place at the 2004 Olympic Games.
The site also hosted the French Championships at club level in 2015.
Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Hospital nearby Relaxation room Physiotherapy room Weights room Sauna Personal security service Adapted vehicle hire service