ITU Family Newsletter

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Development Camp: The Olympic year is set and along with it, development projects. This time, the cozy city of Lechería in the coast of Venezuela, welcomed another ITU/Olympic Solidarity (OS) Level 1 Coaches Course. During five days of hard work, 18 selected coaches from FEVETRI took part in theoretical and practical sessions centered around coach education, providing essential information on triathlon knowledge transfer and session delivery.

The following week, the ASTC – ITU Development Camp was held in Guwahati, India to prepare South Asian athletes for triathlon’s debut in the 12th South Asian Games. A total of 16 athletes from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka joined the training camp to enhance athletes’ development from the South Asian region, and increase participants in the South Asian Games. Read more here.

Inside ITU
Last week, Zeltweg (Austria) hosted the ITU World Championship of Winter Triathlon, an event that wins fans every year. The men’s competition was really spectacular, with Russian Pavel Andreev proclaimed, for the fifth consecutive time, King of winter tri. Meanwhile compatriot Yulia Surikova claimed the victory in the women’s event, becoming for the first time in her life the winter tri Queen.

And from cold Zeltweg to snowy Lillehammer, where ITU’s President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado, had the opportunity to enjoy the 2016 Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games, where she also presented some medals.

For Marisol and the whole ITU team is is always a pleasure to support and promote the younger generations of Olympians, and it was also a great opportunity to keep on promoting winter triathlon events, which are gaining in popularity.

Technical Officials for Olympics and Paralympics confirmed!
ITU is pleased to confirm the International and National Technical Officials for both the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics. A total of 37 nations will be represented via the Technical Officials, with Honduras, Jamaica, Korea, Malaysia, Tunisia, Austria, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Uzbekistan officiating at the Olympics or Paralympics for the first time.

For the full list of officials, click here.
Get ready for the new WTS season!

It’s been a long, hard wait, but the 2016 season is finally upon us. And what a season it’s going to be. From naming Olympic and Paralympic champions to crowning World Champions, this is going to be one action packed year from start to finish. We’ll get the races started with World Triathlon Abu Dhabi in just a few days and won’t stop until the Cozumel Grand Final and the Miyazaki World Cup. Riddled with new events along the Road to Rio, here’s what to look out for this year.

While waiting for the WTS season start, many of our friends were enjoying the warmth of Havana (Cuba) at the Iberoamerican Triathlon Championships. This is one of the events ITU is most proud of, with both middle distance and sprint distance races. It is a very special event that combines sport and commitment to the development of our sport. The Spanish Triathlon Federation and the International Triathlon Union have been working together with CAMTRI and the Cuban Federation for two years with great results. Read more here.
ITU 2016 Rule Books available

As in previous years, National Federations are asked to order rule books using the registration information provided below. This form must be submitted by TUESDAY 15th of March 2016.

Rule books are provided for free to the Technical Team at World Triathlon Series, World Cup, Multisport World Championships and World Paratriathlon events, and to participants of the ITU Education courses.

Please note that orders will be accepted only through the National Federations and a minimum of 10 books is requested to process the order. Click here for the Rule Book Order Form