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Olympic Pontoon Draw Completed

Olympic Pontoon Draw Completed

16/08/08 - The draw for the athletes starting positions for Monday and Tuesday’s Olympic races was completed this afternoon at the host hotel for the Beijing Olympic Games triathlon competition.  In a blind draw,... |

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Athletes test out Olympic course

Athletes test out Olympic course

15/08/08 - The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games triathlon countdown officially started yesterday with the opening of the triathlon venue in the Changping District.  A number of the sport’s top competitors took advantage... |

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Beijing Triathlon Coverage Online

Beijing Triathlon Coverage Online

15/08/08 - Triathlon’s third appearance at the Olympic Games will be this Monday and Tuesday at the triathlon venue in the Changping district of Beijing. The course format is a one lap 1500m open water swim, 6 lap... |

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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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British Olympic Team Confirmed

British Olympic Team Confirmed

27/06/08 - At an announcement in Hyde Park, London, the British Olympic Association named the triathlon competitors to represent Great Britain at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing: Men: Alistair Brownlee, Will... |

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Olympic Odyssey: Groves’ Groove

Olympic Odyssey: Groves’ Groove

25/06/08 - Former World Number one Chris Hill takes us to Beijing through the athletes eyes Making Canadas Beijing Olympic team was a cinch for Lauren Groves, the hard part has come in preparing for the... |

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Japanese Olympic Team Announced

Japanese Olympic Team Announced

24/06/08 - After Ai Ueda and Ryosuke Yamamoto won this year’s Asian Championships, Japan was assured of at least one women’s and men’s spots in the Olympic Games fields.  With Juri Ide and Kiyomi Niwata high... |

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U.S. Olympic Team Finalized

U.S. Olympic Team Finalized

23/06/08 - Sarah Haskins and Hunter Kemper turned in stellar performances at the Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon World Cup in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday to earn the final spots for nomination to the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. ... |

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Swiss Olympic Team Confirmed

Swiss Olympic Team Confirmed

21/06/08 - Last week Swiss Triathlon finalized the six athletes who will head to Beijing for this summer’s Olympic Games.  Switzerland is one of just five countries to qualify the maximum of three men and three... |

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Spanish Olympic team Announced

Spanish Olympic team Announced

20/06/08 - This week the Spanish triathlon federation (Federación Española de Triatlón) have announced their nomination team to the Spanish Olympic Committee (Comité Olímpico Español).  At the conclusion of... |

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Canadian Olympic Team Announced

Canadian Olympic Team Announced

15/06/08 - Triathlon Canada announced its Olympic team last week after the country was one of just five to secure a full men’s and women’s teams.  The men’s team is led by two-time Olympian and 2000 gold... |

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ITU Olympic Qualification ends

ITU Olympic Qualification ends

11/06/08 - The International Triathlon Union has issued the preliminary number of Olympic triathlon spots each country has earned with the conclusion of the Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships this past... |

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Opening Ceremonies Postponed

Opening Ceremonies Postponed

05/06/08 - Unfortunately due to the difficult weather conditions, the opening ceremonies and parade of nations originally scheduled for 2:30pm have been postponed until further notice.  The Organizing Committee... |

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From Madrid to Hamburg to Beijing

From Madrid to Hamburg to Beijing

31/05/08 - Last weekend in Madrid Christiane Pilz and Christian Prochnow were the top Germans across the line to grab the coveted final spots on the German Olympic team.  This past week they were in Hamburg for a... |

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IOC issues anti-doping rules for Beijing

IOC issues anti-doping rules for Beijing

23/05/08 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued the IOC Anti-Doping Rules which will be applied during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. This important document has been sent to the National Olympic... |

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Olympic Odyssey: Comeback Queen

Olympic Odyssey: Comeback Queen

13/05/08 - Former World Number one Chris Hill takes us to Beijing through the athletes eyes She won the womens triathlon in Athens with a come-from-behind win that left all watching speechless. Now, with bike crash... |

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German Athletes to race for Olympic Spots in Madrid

German Athletes to race for Olympic Spots in Madrid

13/05/08 - With top-15 performances at this past weekend’s ETU Triathlon European Championships in Lisbon, five Germans will race for the last two spots on the German Olympic team.  Three men will battle for the... |

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Olympic Odyssey: Team Bennett

Olympic Odyssey: Team Bennett

07/05/08 - Former World Number one Chris Hill takes us to Beijing through the athletes eyes They race for different countries but husband and wife team Greg and Laura Bennett have one goal: to bring back two golds... |

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Battle for Beijing heats up

Battle for Beijing heats up

01/05/08 - With only five more events remaining in the ITU qualification period for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, a battle is heating up over which countries will be sending athletes to the Games, and how many. ... |

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Australians named for Beijing

Australians named for Beijing

18/04/08 - Triathlon Australia has today announced the six athletes who have been chosen as part of the Nomination Team for Triathlon for Australia for the 2008 Olympic Games. The athletes include: WOMEN Emma... |

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IOC Confirms Invitation Places

IOC Confirms Invitation Places

05/04/08 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed the two ITU athletes selected by the Tripartite Commission to receive invitation places for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in triathlon.  Those... |

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New Zealand Olympic Team confirmed

New Zealand Olympic Team confirmed

03/04/08 - The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) today confirmed the final selections for both the mens and womens Triathlon at the Beijing Olympic Games in August. Andrea Hewitt and Shane Reed were today... |

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Olympic Odyssey: Gemmell’s tricks

Olympic Odyssey: Gemmell’s tricks

20/03/08 - Former World Number one Chris Hill takes us to Beijing through the athletes eyes Kris Gemmell has relied on bike breakaways to secure his three World Cup wins, but his new running strength means he is... |

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IOC meets with ITU in Vancouver

IOC meets with ITU in Vancouver

28/02/08 - IOC executives were in Vancouver for a visit to monitor to the progress of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games but took time to meet with ITU staff and tour ITU headquarters.  IOC Sports Director Christophe... |

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ITU Launches Olympic Website

ITU Launches Olympic Website

18/02/08 - With exactly six months to go until the Triathlon competition at the Beijing Olympic Games, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) launched its official Olympic website, triathlon.org/olympics.  As we... |

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Technical Officials for Olympics

Technical Officials for Olympics

11/02/08 - The International Triathlon Union confirmed the 43 technical officials that will handle the mens and womens triathlon competitions at this summers Beijing Olympic Games on August 18 and 19.  In all, 24... |

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