Following the investigation opened by ITU and the IOC over the publication on some media outlets of allegations involving Henri Schoeman and an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) that would have occurred during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, all parties involved want to declare that the case was not considered to be any Anti-Doping rule violation. The…

Miyakazi World Cup puts an end to the 2017 season Eight ITU World Triathlon Series, the Rotterdam ITU Grand Final, 15 World Cups, the ITU 2017 Penticton Multisport Festival… The 2017 ITU season came to a close in Miyazaki (Japan) and is time now for the athletes to take a (quick) breath, and for all the…

Dear Technical Official Friends, The World Triathlon season is over, but many more events are to come in the final 3 months of the year. We have a number of World Cups, Continental Cups and even Continental Championships coming up, but the focus is already on the 2018 season. Before going too far ahead, it…

It is with great sadness that ITU has learned of the death of our Honorary President, Les McDonald. He died on September 4 in Vancouver (Canada), at 84 years of age. McDonald served as ITU’s President from its inception in 1989 until 2008, and he was largely credited with getting the sport of triathlon into…

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today the medal events programme and athlete quotas for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The decision followed a thorough review of the proposals from each of the 22 sports on the Tokyo programme submitted to the IPC. ITU is pleased to announce that the IPC has increased the quota…

Young Change-Makers Lettre BA ENG Annex 2 Undertaking YCM

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce that it has opened bidding for the 2018 ITU World Paratriathlon Series (WPS) and ITU Paratriathlon World Cup (PWC) events to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the premier races. After a very successful first year of the World Paratriathlon Series, with three cities…

Dear all, I’m sure you all know the fantastic news that the Mixed Relays have been officially included in the Programme for the Olympic Games, starting already in Tokyo 2020. I really wanted to thank you all for the great efforts you all put into this. I always say that there is no ‘i’ in…

Athletes and Federations back the #TriMixedRelays bid As you probably already know, ITU is trying to get the Mixed Relays included on the Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020. To help with the promotion of this event, which is a role model within the sports community in terms of gender balance, and also a great spectacle…

    Please welcome the April edition of the Technical Officials’ newsletter. The most recent round of the World Cup circuit was held in New Plymouth, New Zealand. A well-established stop on the ITU calendar, not just because of its location, but the team behind it. This year, was the last event for Terry Sheldrake…

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