2017 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar confirmed!

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ITU is pleased to confirm the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) calendar. The 2017 WTS will get underway in Abu Dhabi after successfully kicking off the Series the last two years. Gold Coast next returns for a third consecutive appearance on the WTS calendar. Longtime host Yokohama lines up as the third leg of the Series before the circuit then touches down in Europe for stopovers in Leeds and Hamburg. The tour will then return to Edmonton, Canada, and then the circuit will head back to Europe for two final WTS races in August and September: Stockholm and Rotterdam for the Grand Final. Read more.

ITU INTRODUCES STRONG GOVERNANCE POLICIES
The ITU Executive Board, chaired by ITU President Marisol Casado, recently met at the World Triathlon Leeds to hold its first meeting of the year where several strong governance policies were reviewed. During the three-day meeting, the Board reviewed an Ethics Code developed by the ITU Constitution Committee. The ITU Executive Board voted on procedures for the 2016 ITU elections, which will be conducted in December at the ITU Congress in Madrid. Included in the proposal was to ensure gender balance on each ITU Committee and Constitution, as well as to introduce three term limits for the ITU Presidency. Read more.

BIDS OPENED FOR THE 2020 GRAND FINAL
ITU has also opened bidding for the 2020 Grand Final. The deadline for presenting bids is August 18, with local organising committees to present to the ITU Executive Board on December 10 in Madrid, Spain, at which point the Board will elect a host city.
For the bid document, click here

2016 ITU WOMEN’S COMMITTEE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE ENTRIES START!
ITU Women’s Committee would like to invite all National Federations to nominate candidates for this year’s Women’s Committee Award of Excellence (AOE). The deadline for the nominations is July 29, and the award presentation will be held at the ITU Congress in December.
All Presidents and/or Secretary Generals of National Federations are reminded to nominate a wonderful individual and cast a valid nomination with complete nomination forms.