The WelcomeAthletes concept was born at the end of 2015 by a French/Quebec athletic couple living in Montreal, and the website was launched in 2017. The objective of this community platform is to connect athletes who need a place to stay for a race with hosts opening their homes to them. WelcomeAthletes is a free alternative lodging solution based on human connections.

WelcomeAthletes encourages and reinforces solidarity and cohesion within the sports community. These values are important for the WelcomeAthletes team, themselves passionate sportspeople.

WelcomeAthletes will soon be launching new functionalities, namely an Events area with organized forums dedicated to each sporting event.