ITU announces Committee Members & Athlete's Agreement
The ITU Executive Board recently confirmed candidates for vacant seats within ITU Committees. In accordance with ITU’s Constitution, Committees must be made up of at least one member of the opposite gender.
With several female candidates interested in the Committees, the ITU Executive Board voted to allow two members of the opposite gender to participate on Committees, while only one will have voting privileges. The newly appointed members will serve on the Committees until the next ITU Congress at which point the positions will be open for re-election.
Leroy Cooke (JAM)
Bernard Hanratty (IRL)
Nezha Bidouane (MAR)
Melody Tan (MAS)
Medical & Antidoping Committee
Angela Pedro (POR)
Dr. Jaquelin Ofelia Rives Santi (CUB)
Claudia Beristain (MEX)
Kate Roberts (RSA)
The full list of Committee Members can be found here.
In addition to voting on Committee Members, the ITU Executive Board approved the Athlete’s Agreement, which can be found here. Various changes were made to the agreement, with input from National Federations and the Athletes’ Committee to reflect benefits for athletes.
Following a proposal to update Rankings to Paratriathlon and Multisport events, the Board accepted the proposal.
For Paratriathlon races, points from events held prior to January 1st, 2017 will be calculated according to the 2016 version of the ITU Paratriathlon Points Lists Criteria, with athletes scoring based on the class in which they competed at the time of the event with exception for athletes now competing in the PTS4 class. For those athletes who originally competed in the PT4 class and are now in the PTS4 class, the points earned at those events held prior to January 1st , 2017 will be multiplied by 1.5. Please see table 2.3 in the ITU Paratriathlon Points List Criteria for a full breakdown of points applicable January 1st, 2017 and onward.
At ITU Multisport events in the discplines of Duathlon, Long Distance Triathlon and Winter Triathlon, points from events held prior to January 1st , 2017 will be calculated according to the 2016 version of the ITU Duathlon Points List Criteria, and the points earned at those events will be divided by 2. Please see table 2.2 in the ITU Multisport World Championships Points Lists Criteria for a full breakdown of points applicable January 1st, 2017 and onward.