Aberdeen will host Cameroon's Olympic team in the run up to the London 2012 games.
A team of 60 Cameroonian athletes and staff will set up their training camp in the north-east city in July.
The squad, which will compete in 11 different sports, will be based at the Aberdeen Sports Village and the RGU: Sport facility at Garthdee.
The two facilities launched a joint bid to host the Olympic team in August last year.
David Ojong, chef de mission of the National Olympic Committee of Cameroon, visited Aberdeen in November 2011 to discuss details of the training camp.
Valerie Watts, Aberdeen City Council chief executive, said: "By working in partnership we have successfully secured funding for this bid.
"As the country prepares for the Olympic and Paralympic Games our schools and community programme will encourage the whole community to access sporting opportunities which will hopefully encourage a life-long interest in sport and the benefits it brings.
"It also helps bring the excitement and thrill of London 2012 closer to home."
The training camp is being organised in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council and sportscotland.
Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, said: "I am delighted that the world-class sports facilities in Aberdeen will be playing host to the Cameroon team and I look forward to welcoming them to the north of Scotland.
"I hope this encourages other teams to look to Scotland as a training base not just for London 2012 but also for the Commonwealth Games, ensuring all of the country will feel the benefits and be part of the excitement associated with both sets of Games."