Triathlon Mixed Relay
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The International Triathlon Union is passionate about having Triathlon Mixed Relay added to the Olympic programme. Triathlon is deemed by many as the ultimate lifestyle sport; fresh, energetic and appealing to young people. It is a sport which can be practiced at any life stage, from the playground to the podium and on into later life. Triathlon Mixed Relay brings the sport of triathlon to a new level, espousing the Olympic ideals of equality, fair play, passion and participation, excellence, friendship, teamwork, and respect.
Triathlon is a sport on the rise. The sport is experiencing phenomenal growth throughout the world, with over 167 active National Federations. Triathlon Mixed Relay is a form of the sport which is currently sweeping the globe with its popularity. The format allows easy access to the sport of triathlon reduces the barriers to competition and is tremendously appealing to youth.
With numerous lead changes, lots of unpredictable drama and the display of team pride, the discipline develops the sport among new generations and new audiences. Additionally, the mixed relay format represents ITU’s commitment to promoting gender equality in sport, showcasing that men and women can practice the sport together on the same field of play.
Triathlon Mixed Relay has already been established as a sport which appeals to the world’s largest broadcasters. An attractive blend of fast-paced action and frequent lead changes makes the sport exciting for the viewers. The format is easy to follow, and the unique mix of men and women competing on the same team generates widespread interest in the sport.
Triathlon Mixed Relay could easily be incorporated in the Games with very little additional cost for the OCOG. The discipline would allow the same venue to be reused at very little extra cost, and minimal changes. Another medal competition would allow for more tickets sales and television hours.
Triathlon Mixed Relay could easily be incorporated in the Olympic Games with very little additional cost for the Organising Committee. The discipline would allow the same venue to be reused at very little extra cost, and minimal changes. Another medal competition would allow for more tickets sales and television hours.
Including Triathlon Mixed Relay on the Olympic programme would help unlock more funding channels through governmental bodies and sponsorship for national federations. This funding is necessary to ensure the continued development of the sport worldwide for grass roots and youth programmes.
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