The ITU launches a website for the Olympic Games
With less than 200 days to go before competition at the London Olympic Games, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) launched its official Olympic website:triathlon.org/olympics. The site will keep the media and fans informed, providing them with the latest news from the triathlon competition at the Olympics, including a detailed explanation of the complex qualification process.
“Triathlon enters its fourth Olympic Games in an undeniably sporty year with London taking center stage this summer. We can already experience the demand and thirst for Olympic information and news,” said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member. “We expect triathlon to be one of the most popular sports in Olympic London.”
The website includes a map of the triathlon competition course, as well as a list of all the live sites in the UK. It will also offer race recaps and photo galleries from the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 competitions. When the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) officially confirm the athletes who will compete in London, we will be able to find their names on this site.
The women's event of the London 2012 Olympic Games will be on Saturday, August 4 at 9am, and the men's, on Tuesday, August 7 at 11:30am. The Olympic qualification period concludes on May 26-27 with the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Madrid.