A delegation of 60 British officials visited Reims, which is set to host some of the country's preparations for Paris 2024 ©City of Reims

A delegation of around sixty British officials has inspected facilities in Reims that the country's athletes are set to use to prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

They visited the René Tys Sports Centre and National Union of Outdoor Sports Centres (UCPA) Sport Station Grand Reims to carry out technical inspections on the facilities.

Britain's swimming team are set to prepare for the Games at the UCPA Sport Station Grand Reims from June 17 to 21 in the first preparation camp for Paris 2024, followed by the René Tys Sports Centre for artistic gymnasts from July 31 to August 6.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) signed a deal with the City of Reims last year to allow athletes to train, prepare and acclimatise there in the build-up to Paris 2024.

Reims is set to be used by British swimmers, gymnasts and boxers prior to next year's Olympics.

Britain placed fourth on the medals table at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images
Britain placed fourth on the medals table at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Other agreements signed by the BOA for Paris 2024 include basing a high-performance centre in Clichy, situated 20 minutes from the Olympic Village, and Saint-Germain-en-Laye for competitors in athletics, football, rugby and hockey to base themselves in the commune before the Games.

Britain ranks fourth in the overall medals table for the Summer Olympics.

It placed fourth at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games with 22 golds, 20 silvers and 22 bronzes.

The Paris 2024 Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11, with the Paralympics due to follow from August 28 to September 8.