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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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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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