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ITU release website dedicated to the Olympic Games

New ITU website dedicated to providing news and updates about this year's Olympics

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) have released a new website solely dedicated to this summer’s Olympic Games in London: triathlon.org/olympics.

The site will keep fans and media up to date with all the latest news and developments to do with triathlon at the Olympics, including a breakdown of the complex qualification process.

“Triathlon enters its fourth Olympic Games in what is undeniably an exciting sports year as London takes centre stage this summer and we can already see the high demand and appetite for Olympic information and news,” said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC member. “We expect triathlon to be one of the most popular and marquee sports of the London Olympics.”

The website includes a course map, plus a list of all the live sites in the UK, as well as race reviews and photo galleries from the triathlons at Sydney 2000, Athens 4004 and Beijing 2008. The site will also gather the names that will make up the Olympic start lists as National Olympic Committees officially confirm their athletes that will compete in London.

The women’s triathlon at the London Olympics willl take place at 9am on Saturday 4 August, while the men’s race will start at 11:30am on Tuesday 7 August. The ITU’s Olympic qualification period concludes with the ITU World Triathlon Madrid on May 26-27.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.