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Olympic & Paralympic test event dates announced

Olympic & Paralympic test event dates announced

28/10/14 - ITU today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World... |

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ITU Honorary President Les McDonald honored with Order of Canada

ITU Honorary President Les McDonald honored with Order of Canada

25/11/13 - ITU Honorary President Les McDonald was honored with the Order of Canada in Ottawa on Friday. McDonald served as ITU’s president from its inception in 1989 until 2008. He is largely credited with getting... |

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London 2012: A review of the men’s race

London 2012: A review of the men’s race

07/08/13 - The men’s triathlon competition at London 2012 didn’t disappoint with an amazingly fast display of athleticism. Here’s a look back at the highlights from the men’s race one year ago. Breaking Bad The... |

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A look back at the thrilling women’s 2012 Olympic race

A look back at the thrilling women’s 2012 Olympic race

04/08/13 - On the one year anniversary of the titillating women’s Olympic race, we take a look back at how it all went down in London town. As the fourth edition of the women’s triathlon competition at Olympics,... |

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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Record number of countries earn spots at London 2012 Olympic Games

Record number of countries earn spots at London 2012 Olympic Games

05/06/12 - After the International Triathlon Union’s (ITU) two-year Olympic qualification period officially ended last week, ITU yesterday began notifying the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National... |

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Japan announces Olympic team for London 2012

Japan announces Olympic team for London 2012

05/06/12 - The Japan Triathlon Union (JTU) has announced that Juri Ide, Ai Ueda, Mariko Adachi, Yuichi Hosoda and Hirokatsu Tayama have been selected to represent Japan at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Over the... |

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ITU President joins Olympic Torch Relay in Athens

ITU President joins Olympic Torch Relay in Athens

18/05/12 - ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado attended the Handing over Ceremony of the Olympic Flame by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) to the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games in the... |

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London 2012 - Olympic flame lit at Olympia

London 2012 - Olympic flame lit at Olympia

10/05/12 - With only 78 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame was today lit at Olympia during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). The lighting... |

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San Diego - the birthplace of triathlon

San Diego - the birthplace of triathlon

09/05/12 - This weekend presents a rare opportunity to witness history in the making as triathlon returns to its roots in San Diego. The second ITU World Triathlon Series event of 2012 offers the perfect chance to... |

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New Zealand names Olympic team for London 2012

New Zealand names Olympic team for London 2012

18/04/12 - It was delight all around as Triathlon New Zealand and the NZOC confirmed the New Zealand team for the London Olympic Games at a function in Auckland on Wednesday afternoon. Dave Currie made the... |

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ITU selects Technical Officials for triathlon competition at London 2012

ITU selects Technical Officials for triathlon competition at London 2012

20/02/12 - The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce the 42 Technical Officials who will oversee and officiate the triathlon competition at the London Olympic Games.  The selected officials hail... |

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Madrid among 2020 bid cities to submit application to IOC

Madrid among 2020 bid cities to submit application to IOC

16/02/12 - Long standing ITU elite racing host city Madrid is among the five cities to submit application to hold the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020. Madrid has been a regular on the ITU world circuit hosting... |

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London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

14/02/12 - Earlier this month the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) released details surrounding the lighting of the Olympic Flame on 10 May and its arrival into the UK on 18... |

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ITU releases website dedicated to Olympic Games

ITU releases website dedicated to Olympic Games

16/01/12 - With exactly 200 days to go until the triathlon competition at the London Olympic Games, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today launched its official Olympic website: triathlon.org/olympics.  The... |

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Best of 2011: The race for the London 2012 Olympic Games

Best of 2011: The race for the London 2012 Olympic Games

22/12/11 - ITU’s official Olympic qualification period opened in June 2010 and will run until May 2012, but the make-up of the London 2012 Olympic Games start lists did become a little clearer in 2011. ITU’s... |

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IOC wraps up penultimate visit to London

IOC wraps up penultimate visit to London

07/10/11 - Concluding its ninth and penultimate visit to the city of London (5-7 October), the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission for the 2012 Olympic Games found good progress being... |

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One year until start of London 2012 Olympic Games

One year until start of London 2012 Olympic Games

27/07/11 - To celebrate one year to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games online, London 2012 has created an interactive Twitter stadium and world map. Visit www.london2012.com/1yeartogo where you can see what the... |

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Battle for Olympic qualification

Battle for Olympic qualification

21/07/11 - The ITU’s international triathlon circuit, which includes the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series, World Cups and Continental Championships, is also the battleground for Olympic... |

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Venue and Competition Dates confirmed for London 2012 Olympic Games

Venue and Competition Dates confirmed for London 2012 Olympic Games

14/03/11 - As the countdown clock was unveiled in London today to mark exactly 500 days until the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today confirmed the competition dates and... |

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Paratriathlon added to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Paratriathlon added to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

11/12/10 - The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is delighted to hear today that Paratriathlon has been accepted into the Paralympic Games and will debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.  The International... |

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