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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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The Countdown Is On For 2012

The Countdown Is On For 2012

31/10/09 - With exactly 1000 days left to the beginning of London 2012, detailed planning has already begun to make the triathlon event even more spectacular than previous years. Staging one of the most spectator... |

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London 2012 Olympic Games Triathlon

London 2012 Olympic Games Triathlon

28/08/09 - ITU has received word from the International Olympic Committee IOC) that our quota of 55 men and 55 women for the London 2012 Olympic Games Triathlon will stay at the same level.  As well, we will... |

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Tell The IOC What You Think

Tell The IOC What You Think

28/08/09 - The IOC have launched a contest on Youtube in which they invite the general public to post a video reply to the question “What do you think is the future of the Olympic Games?” Triple Olympic gold... |

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ITU President Meets Samaranch

ITU President Meets Samaranch

04/06/09 - ITU President, Marisol Casado, paid a welcome visit to Honorary President for Life of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch following the weekends Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World... |

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London Games Technical Delegates

London Games Technical Delegates

19/03/09 - It is with great pleasure that the ITU Executive Board announces the Technical Delegates for The Games of the XXX Olympiad which take place in London, England from the 27th July to 12th August 2012. ... |

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Whitfield welcomes winter athletes

Whitfield welcomes winter athletes

13/02/09 - Beijing Olympic silver medallist and Sydney gold medallist Simon Whitfield was a part of the ceremony to officially invite the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the world to attend the 2010 Olympic... |

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2008 in Review: The Olympics

2008 in Review: The Olympics

02/01/09 - Year In Review: Olympic Games The womens and mens triathlon competitions at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were rousing successes, not just for the six medallists but for the entire sport of triathlon.... |

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USAT Collegiate Recruitment

USAT Collegiate Recruitment

04/12/08 - With the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the rearview mirror, USA Triathlon (USAT) has turned its attention to London, England and finding those athletes who will be on the starting line at the Games in... |

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ITU meets with IOC in Lausanne

ITU meets with IOC in Lausanne

31/10/08 - Earlier this week, senior ITU staff was in Lausanne to meet with IOC and participate in the ASOIF Post-Beijing De-brief.  The ITU delegation included President Les McDonald, Executive Director Loreen... |

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U.S. Olympians visit White House

U.S. Olympians visit White House

15/10/08 - Four members of the U.S. Olympic Team for triathlon joined more than 500 athletes from the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games at the White House to be honoured by President George W. Bush and First... |

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Olympic Games Highlights

Olympic Games Highlights

29/08/08 - The women’s and men’s triathlon competitions at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were rousing success stories, not just for the six medallists but for the entire sport of triathlon.  For each day of the... |

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Beijing Games Comes to a Close

Beijing Games Comes to a Close

25/08/08 - The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games came to a close in another lavish and spectacular show at the Birds Nest stadium.  Heavenly drums, silver bell dancers, light wheels and flying men took center stage to... |

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ITU launches new ‘Super’ series

ITU launches new ‘Super’ series

21/08/08 - Less then 24 hours after the completion of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games triathlon, the International Triathlon Union today announced an innovative new platform for the sport by establishing a pioneering... |

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Frodeno Crowned Olympic Champ

Frodeno Crowned Olympic Champ

19/08/08 - German athlete Jan Frodeno unleashed a brilliantly timed sprint to take the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games gold medal in a time of 1:48:53 only 50 metres from the line. Previously this year I have lost all... |

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Snowsill Golden in Beijng

Snowsill Golden in Beijng

18/08/08 - Australias Emma Snowsill lived up to all the pre-race hype to win the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games womens triathlon gold medal with a blistering run leg in the scorching heat at the Ming Tomb Reservoir... |

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Olympic Odyssey: The Warm Up

Olympic Odyssey: The Warm Up

17/08/08 - Former World Number one Chris Hill takes us to Beijing through the athletes eyes Some of the athletes racing in the Beijing Olympic Games triathlon tested out the Ming Tomb Reservoir course in an... |

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Beijing Photo Gallery - Pre-Race

Beijing Photo Gallery - Pre-Race

17/08/08 - With all athletes in Beijing ready for the big races, many took the opportunity to take to the course yesterday during official bike and swim course familiarization tours.  Most athletes were relaxed and... |

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Beijing Spotlight: Team Canada

Beijing Spotlight: Team Canada

17/08/08 - For the first time Canada will field a full team of three men and three women at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.  Qualifying was finalised two months ago after the Vancouver BG Triathlon World... |

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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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