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Cortassa withdraws from Olympics

Cortassa withdraws from Olympics

15/08/08 - Italian Nadia Cortassa will not compete in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games after withdrawing with an injury.  This year’s European Championships silver medalist was involved in a bike accident on July 6... |

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Beijing Spotlight: Team USA

Beijing Spotlight: Team USA

13/08/08 - Team USA was in Beijing for a few days, long enough to check out their surroundings, and march in the opening ceremonies.  The team left Beijing for a week-long training camp in Jeju, South Korea but will... |

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Fernandes Confident for Monday

Fernandes Confident for Monday

13/08/08 - Today at the Jundu Tourist Villa, the official hotel for the triathlon at the Olympics, Vanessa Fernandes spoke to the media about her preparation and mindset for the Beijing Olympic Games.  For months... |

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Beijing Team Spotlight: GBR

Beijing Team Spotlight: GBR

11/08/08 - The British team for the Olympic Games is a complementary mix of youth and experience. Remarkably, every member of the British squad has claimed a world championship title, demonstrating their pedigree of... |

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Triathlon Update from Beijing

Triathlon Update from Beijing

11/08/08 - Yesterday’s rain cooled down the city, giving some relief from the searing heat and humidity here in Beijing.  However, rains turned to a torrential downpour for parts of the day, forcing many... |

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Watch Olympic Interviews

Watch Olympic Interviews

11/08/08 - New videos are now online!  Catch interviews with some of the top medal contenders including world champion Javier Gomez, Emma Snowsill and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield.  Listen in as they... |

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Olympic course preparation

Olympic course preparation

09/08/08 - The course for the men’s and women’s triathlon Olympic competitions continues to come together as the races are now just eight days away.  Yesterday the swim course was laid down and measured... |

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Beijing Olympic Games now Open

Beijing Olympic Games now Open

09/08/08 - The Olympic flame was lit as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad opened last night.  The Opening Ceremonies were a spectacular show signifying the start of the Beijing Olympic Games. We’re just 8 days until... |

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Beijing Opening Ceremonies

Beijing Opening Ceremonies

09/08/08 - On Friday night the Games of the XXIX Olympiad opened in a lavish and spectacular show at the National Stadium, more commonly known as the Birds Nest.  An estimated 91,000 fans were in attendance watching... |

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Olympic Odyssey: The Women

Olympic Odyssey: The Women

25/07/08 - Former World Number one Chris Hill takes us to Beijing through the athletes eyes This week Olympic Odyssey looks at six women racing the Games in mini profiles by visiting their website diaries for the... |

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Olympic Fields all set for Beijing

Olympic Fields all set for Beijing

21/07/08 - With all 110 athletes confirmed for Beijing, ITU is pleased to announce the Start Numbers and Transition area positions for the Triathlon at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games have been finalized.  The draw... |

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Olympic Draw To Take Place Today

Olympic Draw To Take Place Today

19/07/08 - The final confirmations from all NOC’s for Olympic nominations have been confirmed with ITU late last night. Today in Kitzbühel, at the final World Cup before the Games, the draw for race numbers will... |

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IOC Prohibition on Olympic Betting

IOC Prohibition on Olympic Betting

16/07/08 - The IOC has been closely following developments in sports betting. After consulting experts on the subject, and particularly the Olympic Movement stakeholders, in December 2006, the Executive Board... |

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Who’s Beijing Bound?

Who’s Beijing Bound?

11/07/08 - With less than a month until the start of the Beijing Olympic Games, the start lists for the men’s and women’s triathlons are almost finalized.  More than 30 countries have confirmed their teams. ... |

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One month until Beijing Opens

One month until Beijing Opens

08/07/08 - Just one month to go until the 2008 Olympic Games opens in Beijing.  The womens triathlon will be contested on August 18th while the mens triathlon will be staged on August 19th.  Many National Olympic... |

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