Luxembourg's Ministry of Sports, the Luxembourg Olympic and Sports Committee (COSL), the Luxembourg Institute for High Performance in Sports (LIHPS), the National Sports and Cultural Center "d'Coque" and the Luxembourg Society of Sports Medicine (SLMS), together have announced that, on Monday 4 May 2020, a selection of Luxembourg's elite athletes resumed their training at the National Sports and Cultural Center (CNSC) "d'Coque".
This resumption of training was undertaken in accordance with the provisions of the modified Grand-Ducal regulation of 18 March 2020 introducing a series measures in the fight against COVID-19.
The selection of the athletes concerned, established by the Luxembourg Olympic and Sports Committee (COSL) in collaboration with the Luxembourg Institute for High Performance in Sports (LIHPS) on the basis of the prospect of an Olympic qualification, includes some twenty-five athletes from elite and can change according to the specific needs of different sports.
The access of elite athletes to the sports facilities of "D'Coque" is limited to activities which cannot be practiced outdoors or at home and is subject to special authorisation by the Minister of Sports. Only the swimming pools, the table tennis hall, the Arena, the Gymnasium and the physical preparation room of the High Performance Training & Recovery Center (HPTRC) are available, and behind closed doors.
Training takes place according to a detailed schedule established by the LIHPS, in close collaboration with the technical directors of the federations, meticulously defining the training times so that the various athletes and coaches meet as little as possible.
These precautions, as well as all the health measures developed in this context by mutual agreement between the LIHPS, the COSL, the Luxembourg Society of Sports Medicine (SLMS), the Ministry of Sports and the CNSC "d'Coque", allow Luxembourg's elite athletes to prepare safely for future competitions and events, to maintain their form and to go, for some of them and in particular to elite athletes of the army, to their main occupation.