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Jorgensen punches automatic ticket to Rio 2016

Jorgensen punches automatic ticket to Rio 2016

02/08/15 - Gwen Jorgensen (USA) has won herself yet another gold medal, but this time the gold means a little bit more—she has automatically qualified herself for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games next summer.... |

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Gomez golden at 2015 Triathlon Test Event

Gomez golden at 2015 Triathlon Test Event

02/08/15 - Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) added to his collection of titles and accolades when he crossed the finish line first at the 2015 Rio de Janeiro Test Event, ensuring he would line up again in 2016 as he fulfilled... |

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Rio rap session kicks off race weekend

Rio rap session kicks off race weekend

31/07/15 - The athletes have arrived in Rio de Janeiro, trained on the course and figured out what they have to do in order to win their nation a qualification spot. Now all that is left to do is race, and that all... |

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How to follow the Olympic Test Events

How to follow the Olympic Test Events

27/07/15 - Grab a towel, get your sunscreen, and prepare yourself a bevvie. It’s time to have a little fun with this Olympic qualification business. Set in the majestic Copacabana Beach, 150 elite women and men... |

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Olympic Test Event Men’s Preview

Olympic Test Event Men’s Preview

27/07/15 - This triathlon season so far has been thrilling, fast and historic. And with the countdown to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games nearing the one-year mark, fans and athletes alike have been looking to... |

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Olympic Test Event Women’s Preview

Olympic Test Event Women’s Preview

27/07/15 - The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games are closer than ever, hitting the one-year countdown mark on August 5. While the women’s circuit has been mostly dominated by one woman this season, when it comes... |

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Rio spot on the line at the Pan Am Games this weekend

Rio spot on the line at the Pan Am Games this weekend

08/07/15 - A feat that occurs every four years, the Pan American Games returns this weekend in Toronto, Canada. With start lists packed with talent on both the men’s and women’s side, the competition is expected... |

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2016 World Triathlon Series calendar revealed

2016 World Triathlon Series calendar revealed

15/06/15 - ITU is pleased to confirm the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar. In its eighth season, the World Triathlon Series will feature at least eight stops, with two cities debuting for the first... |

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ITU President serves as keynote speaker at Women’s Sports Forum

ITU President serves as keynote speaker at Women’s Sports Forum

18/05/15 - Following her role as a guest speaker at the International Conference of Sports for Women in Abu Dhabi, UAE earlier this month, International Triathlon Union President and IOC Member Marisol Casado served... |

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Hunter Kemper in the hunt for fifth Olympics

Hunter Kemper in the hunt for fifth Olympics

11/05/15 - If anyone is deserving of the ‘veteran’ tag in sport, Hunter Kemper is somewhere near the front of the queue, as the passionate 39-year-old American triathlete has been at the front throughout most of... |

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Triathlon New Zealand seeking National Talent Programme Coach

Triathlon New Zealand seeking National Talent Programme Coach

24/02/15 - Triathlon New Zealand is seeking a driven and progressive coach with a passion for talent development to lead the National Talent Programme to achieve sustainable international success towards the 2020... |

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What to watch for on the 2015 ITU calendar

What to watch for on the 2015 ITU calendar

24/02/15 - The World Triathlon Series will no doubt be a focal point of the 2015 ITU calendar, but add in eight World Cups, the Rio de Janeiro Test Event, two major international events, multisports and the World... |

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ITU renews sport development programme for 2015

ITU renews sport development programme for 2015

19/02/15 - ITU recently announced that it is accepting applications for the 2015 Team ITU, which is dedicated to offering support, resources and expertise to athletes from emerging National Federations that show a... |

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New Zealand & Japan team up

New Zealand & Japan team up

10/02/15 - Triathlon New Zealand (Tri NZ) confirmed its long-standing relationship with its Japanese colleagues and marking clear intent towards Tokyo 2020, today signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the... |

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Throwback Thursday: Loretta Harrop

Throwback Thursday: Loretta Harrop

05/02/15 - With a swimming background, Loretta Harrop was enticed into triathlon by her brother Luke in December 1994, a keen triathlete himself. After competing locally, both went to a Japanese race in 1996.... |

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ITU joins IOC in fight against illegal betting

ITU joins IOC in fight against illegal betting

21/01/15 - ITU has reasserted its commitment to fighting illegal betting, match-fixing and corruption in sport by signing up to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)‘s Integrity Betting Intelligence System... |

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Throwback Thursday: The stellar Miles Stewart

Throwback Thursday: The stellar Miles Stewart

27/11/14 - When Miles Stewart finished fourth in the first 1989 ITU World Championships in Avignon, France he was just 18. When he competed in his final ITU race in 2004, he’d amassed a career resume with World... |

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Bidding opens for WTS & Paratriathlon Events

Bidding opens for WTS & Paratriathlon Events

13/10/14 - ITU has opened bidding for the 2016 World Triathlon Series, the 2018 World Triathlon Grand Final and 2015 World Paratriathlon Events to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the... |

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Commonwealth Games triathlon history at a glance

Commonwealth Games triathlon history at a glance

21/07/14 - With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games just about to celebrate its opening ceremonies, we take a quick look at some quick facts about triathlon’s participation in the major event. Triathlon... |

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Mixed Relay Champs most successful to date

Mixed Relay Champs most successful to date

16/07/14 - The ITU Mixed Relay World Championships that took place in Hamburg, Germany, this weekend has been heralded a great success after the showpiece event broke broadcast and digital engagement records while... |

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ITU President Marisol Casado expresses vision

ITU President Marisol Casado expresses vision

20/05/14 - Over the weekend, Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member, set out her vision for the organisation, highlighting the desire for Triathlon Mixed Relay to be added to the Olympic Sports Programme,... |

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Non Stanford sets sights on major Games

Non Stanford sets sights on major Games

20/02/14 - Last season, Non Stanford became the only female to follow up an Under23 World Championship gold medal with an elite title the very next year. But the 25-year old won’t rest her laurels on that... |

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Nicola Spirig is back in the running

Nicola Spirig is back in the running

12/02/14 - After that epic sprint where she beat Lisa Norden to the Olympic gold in a photo finish in Hyde Park, London 2012 Olympic Champion Nicola Spirig married long-term partner and fellow triathlete Reto Hug.... |

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ITU announces 2016 Olympic Games qualification system

ITU announces 2016 Olympic Games qualification system

05/02/14 - Following the recent approval by the IOC Executive Board, ITU today released the qualification system for the 2016 Olympic Games. The road to Rio is set to officially begin on May 15, 2014 at the World... |

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ITU furthers triathlon development in Africa with visit to Zambia

ITU furthers triathlon development in Africa with visit to Zambia

30/01/14 - ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado, along with ITU Executive Board Member General Ahmed Nasser and ITU Sport Development Manager Zita Csovelyak, recently visited the International Olympic... |

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Helen Jenkins is back in the hunt

Helen Jenkins is back in the hunt

29/01/14 - Helen Jenkins is one unstoppable Brit. She has won a World Championship title both in a single day and over the course of the season. She’s a two-time Olympian who finished higher than any British female... |

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2013 Memorable Moments: Nicola Spirig’s Cozumel Comeback

2013 Memorable Moments: Nicola Spirig’s Cozumel Comeback

17/12/13 - It’s fair to say that Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig fit more into her post-Olympic break period than most. After that epic sprint where she beat Sweden’s Lisa Norden to the Olympic gold in a photo finish... |

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Simon Whitfield retires from racing

Simon Whitfield retires from racing

24/10/13 - Triathlon legend Simon Whitfield (CAN) announced he’s hanging up his competition suit on Wednesday. Whitfield competed in four Olympic Games, winning the first triathlon Olympic gold medal in the... |

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China and Japan qualify for 2013 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships

China and Japan qualify for 2013 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships

03/05/13 - The race for a chance to compete at the 2013 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships heated up as China and Japan recently became the latest teams to qualify for the event with their top finishes at... |

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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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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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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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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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One year to go until Triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games

One year to go until Triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games

04/08/11 - Exactly one year from today the best female triathletes in the world will dive into The Serpentine in the battle for Olympic gold. Which means it is the perfect time to revisit triathlon’s history in the... |

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Triathlon a sell out hit at London 2012

Triathlon a sell out hit at London 2012

28/04/11 - Triathlon’s London 2012 Olympic Games is off to a stellar start, with the men’s and women’s events one of the first to completely sell out in the first round of ticketing this week. Along with... |

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Olympic Solidarity awards 16 triathletes “London 2012” Scholarships from World Programme

Olympic Solidarity awards 16 triathletes “London 2012” Scholarships from World Programme

30/03/11 - A total 16 triathletes have been awarded “London 2012” Olympic Scholarships by the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity’s World Programme Fund. This is the largest number of awards in ITU’s history as an Olympic... |

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10th Anniversary of Triathlon in the Olympic Games

10th Anniversary of Triathlon in the Olympic Games

16/09/10 - Exactly one decade ago today, 50 of the best women triathletes in the world at the time dove into the waters of Farm Cove under the shadow of the Sydney Opera House, and began Triathlon`s era on the... |

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Death of IOC Honorary President Juan Antonio Samaranch

Death of IOC Honorary President Juan Antonio Samaranch

21/04/10 - The International Triathlon Union was deeply saddened to learn today of the death of Juan Antonio Samaranch, age 89.  He was widely credited with renewing and fundamentally changing the landscape of the... |

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Video Feature: 2008 Medallists Relive the Beijing Olympic Triathlon

Video Feature: 2008 Medallists Relive the Beijing Olympic Triathlon

18/03/10 - We caught up with the men’s 2008 Olympic Triathlon medallists before last year’s Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series Washington D.C. race to walk through the final moments of the race in... |

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ITU Honorary President Les McDonald Awarded Olympic Order

ITU Honorary President Les McDonald Awarded Olympic Order

28/02/10 - Les McDonald, founding president of International Triathlon Union, was honoured with an Olympic Order on the final day of the 122nd IOC Session held during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in ITU’s hometown... |

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