Tagged News for London 2012

Alistair Brownlee awarded MBE by Queen of England

Alistair Brownlee awarded MBE by Queen of England

27/03/13 - Alistair Brownlee was recently invited to Buckingham Palace by the Queen Elizabeth II where he was personally awarded an MBE by the Queen. The award signifies that Brownlee is now a Member of the Most... |

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ITU World Triathlon Series broadcast figures indicate sport growth

ITU World Triathlon Series broadcast figures indicate sport growth

14/02/13 - An independent broadcast analysis of the ITU World Triathlon Series television coverage found the 2012 WTS season achieved its widest distribution to date, underscoring the sport’s continued increase in... |

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2012 highlights: The 2012 Season in Numbers

2012 highlights: The 2012 Season in Numbers

03/01/13 - The Olympics were obviously a major highlight of the 2012 ITU year, but overall it was a huge year for triathlon’s development worldwide - with a large number of firsts. Here we try to capture just some... |

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2012 Highlights: Outstanding Olympic races

2012 Highlights: Outstanding Olympic races

19/12/12 - It’s impossible to talk about highlights from the 2012 triathlon season without talking about the biggest event of the year – the Olympics. It was, without a doubt, the central focus of the year with... |

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Team GB receives SPOTY award

Team GB receives SPOTY award

18/12/12 - At the recent BBC Sports Personality show, dubbed the SPOTY’s, Alistair Brownlee joined 11 fellow Team GB Olympians and Paralympians on stage to receive the Team of the Year award. Together, the group... |

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2012 Highlights: Smashing sprint finishes

2012 Highlights: Smashing sprint finishes

13/12/12 - This season we were treated to a number of sprint finishes. Heart pounding, nerve racking, nail biting, awe-inspiring all out sprint finishes. In this week’s review of the best moments from 2012, we... |

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2012 Highlights: Alistair returns to top form as Kitzbühel podium predicts London medallists

2012 Highlights: Alistair returns to top form as Kitzbühel podium predicts London medallists

28/11/12 - Nestled in the Austrian Alps, Kitzbühel was the last ITU Olympic distance race prior to London 2012. It served as one of the final opportunities for the elites to compete against each other and fine tune... |

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Brownlee and Jenkins recognized at Annual British Triathlon Awards

Brownlee and Jenkins recognized at Annual British Triathlon Awards

22/11/12 - British Triathlon recently named Alistair Brownlee the Olympic Athlete of the Year for his outstanding finish at the London Olympics. He was also named the GE British Triathlon Male Elite Triathlete of... |

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2012 Highlights: Jonathan Brownlee’s brilliant year

2012 Highlights: Jonathan Brownlee’s brilliant year

20/11/12 - It’s hard to talk about the 2012 ITU triathlon season without mentioning Jonathan Brownlee (GBR). Although just 22 years old, he has long been a triathlon powerhouse. After his 2010 world title as a... |

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London 2012 ends with entertaining Closing Ceremony

London 2012 ends with entertaining Closing Ceremony

13/08/12 - The London 2012 Olympic Games officially came to a close on Sunday night with a highly entertaining closing ceremony, a fitting end to a successful Olympic Games. Triathlon was represented by a number of... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: The Men’s Competition Social Wrap

London 2012 Olympic Games: The Men’s Competition Social Wrap

07/08/12 - Alistair Brownlee, Javier Gomez and Jonathan Brownlee were already favourites, but put in some of the best performances of their already stellar careers to storm the Olympic podium. See the social... |

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Alistair Brownlee storms to Olympic gold at London 2012

Alistair Brownlee storms to Olympic gold at London 2012

07/08/12 - The men’s triathlon competition was a day of many firsts for the Olympic sport. For the first time ever, Great Britain took home not one, but two medals when Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee finished first... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: Men to watch

London 2012 Olympic Games: Men to watch

06/08/12 - The Brownlee brothers might be the overwhelming favourites in the men’s triathlon competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but as history goes to show, nothing is certain in this event. Here is a... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: What the men said pre-race

London 2012 Olympic Games: What the men said pre-race

06/08/12 - We spoke to some of the athletes who will compete in the Men’s Triathlon Competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, about their pre-race preparations, how the race will pan out, what they noticed from... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: Men’s Pontoon Draw

London 2012 Olympic Games: Men’s Pontoon Draw

05/08/12 - The official pontoon draw for the men’s triathlon competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games has taken place, with leading men choosing opposing ends of the pontoon for the swim in The Serpentine on... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: Men’s Preview

London 2012 Olympic Games: Men’s Preview

05/08/12 - In the men’s triathlon competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, there appears to be a few heavy favorites in the men’s race, with the pair of British phenoms Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: The Women’s Competition Social Wrap

London 2012 Olympic Games: The Women’s Competition Social Wrap

04/08/12 - It was the closest race in the history of the triathlon competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the stellar finish had social media in a stir. Here we capture the best tweets of the day.[View... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: Spirig Sprints to First Olympic Gold

London 2012 Olympic Games: Spirig Sprints to First Olympic Gold

04/08/12 - The women’s Olympic triathlon competition was met with grey skies, wetsuit temperature water, and a slick course that challenged athletes every step of the way. While the past three Olympic Games have... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: What the women said pre-race

London 2012 Olympic Games: What the women said pre-race

03/08/12 - We spoke to some of the athletes who will compete in the Women’s Triathlon Competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, about their pre-race preparations, how the race will pan out and their own... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: Women to watch

London 2012 Olympic Games: Women to watch

03/08/12 - The women’s field has so many potential medallists that it is hard to single out a few, but here is our quick snapshot of who to watch for in Hyde Park on Saturday 4 August. Helen Jenkins (GBR) Jenkins... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: Women’s Pontoon Draw

London 2012 Olympic Games: Women’s Pontoon Draw

02/08/12 - The official pontoon draw for the women’s triathlon competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games has taken place, with leading women favouring the start from the left side of the pontoon for the swim in... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: Triathlon by the Numbers

London 2012 Olympic Games: Triathlon by the Numbers

01/08/12 - The London 2012 Olympic Games will host the fourth edition of the triathlon competition at the Olympics, and in doing so there are some interesting facts and figures to note. Here are just a few of the... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games: Elite Women’s Preview

London 2012 Olympic Games: Elite Women’s Preview

30/07/12 - The triathlon competition at the Olympics has produced its fair share of surprises in its first three appearances, and it could happen again in 2012. While there are some notable favourites in the women’s... |

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The London 2012 Olympic Games course preview

The London 2012 Olympic Games course preview

30/07/12 - It always plays a part in deciding the podium in any triathlon race, and the course for the triathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games is an interesting one, with a long one-lap 1.5km swim, a... |

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London 2012 opens with spectacular show

London 2012 opens with spectacular show

28/07/12 - The highly anticipated Opening Ceremony of London 2012 began with an imagined trip along London’s iconic river, the Thames, from its source in Gloucestershire to the Olympic Stadium in east London. The... |

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WADA President’s message ahead of London 2012 Olympic Games

WADA President’s message ahead of London 2012 Olympic Games

24/07/12 - On the eve of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ITU would like to share with you WADA President’s John Fahey’s words from the WADA newsletter. WADA President John Fahey has called on... |

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The Olympic torch enters London with one week to go until 2012 Olympic Games

The Olympic torch enters London with one week to go until 2012 Olympic Games

20/07/12 - With exactly one week to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, the Olympic Flame will be abseiled from a helicopter to the Tower of London this evening as it arrives for its seven-day... |

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Watch the official Olympic preview show on triathlonlive.tv

Watch the official Olympic preview show on triathlonlive.tv

20/07/12 - Just one week out from the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, it’s the perfect time to get an extra insight into the triathlon event at the Games with the official Olympic preview show on www.triathlonlive.tv... |

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Olympic Triathlon start lists finalised for London 2012

Olympic Triathlon start lists finalised for London 2012

13/07/12 - With the London 2012 Opening Ceremony exactly two weeks away, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce the official triathlon start lists for the London 2012 Olympic Games.  In... |

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Simon Whitfield named Canadian Olympic flag bearer for London 2012 Opening Ceremony

Simon Whitfield named Canadian Olympic flag bearer for London 2012 Opening Ceremony

12/07/12 - Double Olympic medallist Simon Whitfield will be the Canadian Olympic Team flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Canadian Olympic Committee made the announcement today... |

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U.S. Olympic Committee confirms U.S. Triathlon team for London 2012

U.S. Olympic Committee confirms U.S. Triathlon team for London 2012

11/07/12 - With less than three weeks until the Olympic Games kick off in London, the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team has officially been announced by the U.S. Olympic Committee. While the qualified athletes were... |

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Italy names team for London 2012 Olympic Games

Italy names team for London 2012 Olympic Games

06/07/12 - The Italian Olympic Committee has confirmed the Italian triathlon team for the London 2012 Olympic Games, naming Alessandro Fabian and Davide Uccellari to compete in the men’s triathlon event and... |

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Celebrating one month to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games

Celebrating one month to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games

27/06/12 - The countdown to the London 2012 Olympics has reached the final month, and to mark the occasion a set of Olympic Rings have been unveiled by the Mayor of London on Tower Bridge. With exactly one month... |

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Spain reveals London 2012 Olympic team

Spain reveals London 2012 Olympic team

21/06/12 - The Spanish Triathlon Federation has released the names of the six triathletes to join Spain’s London 2012 Olympic team. Javier Gomez, Mario Mola, Jose Miguel Perez, Ainhoa Murua, Marina Damlaimcourt... |

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Russia announces Olympic Team for London 2012

Russia announces Olympic Team for London 2012

19/06/12 - The Russian Triathlon Federation has selected Alexander Bryukhankov, Dmitry Polyanskiy, Ivan Vasiliev, Alexandra Razarenova and Irina Abysova to make up the five strong Russian triathlon team for the... |

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Switzerland reveals London 2012 Olympic team

Switzerland reveals London 2012 Olympic team

15/06/12 - Swiss Triathlon has announced the four triathletes selected for the London 2012 Olympic Games.  The team will be Nicola Spirig, Daniela Ryf, Sven Riederer and Ruedi Wild. Reigning European champion... |

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France selects team for London 2012 Olympics

France selects team for London 2012 Olympics

14/06/12 - The French Triathlon Federation has announced the selection of the six triathletes to represent France at the London 2012 Olympic Game. The three women’s places are awarded to Jessica Harrison, Carole... |

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Canada announces Olympic team for London 2012

Canada announces Olympic team for London 2012

12/06/12 - A group of five Canadian athletes are determined to deliver a knock-out punch when they step into the Olympic triathlon ring for the 2012 Games in London, July 27-August 12. Led by wily two-time Olympic... |

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Australian women’s team finalised for London 2012

Australian women’s team finalised for London 2012

12/06/12 - Emma Moffatt, Erin Densham and Emma Jackson will make up the women’s Australian Olympic team for the triathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In a nation of numerous world class triathletes,... |

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British Olympic team announced for London 2012

British Olympic team announced for London 2012

09/06/12 - With less than 50 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced today the six triathletes officially selected to represent Team GB at the... |

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