ITU President meets with IOC President
27 January 2016
ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado this week met with IOC President Thomas Bach to discuss several recent updates from the triathlon world, as well as the advancement ITU has made on its good governance policies.
As part of the measures included in the IOC’s Agenda 2020, Casado had the opportunity to explain to Bach the different good governance measures taken by ITU in the recent months, including the publication of budgets on the website, as well as the minutes of assemblies and meetings in a new specially designated section of the triathlon website, which can be found here.
Bach and Casado also discussed various ideas on ways to improve anti-doping measures that International Federations can take to ensure athletes compete in an equal playing field.
On the agenda of the meeting was the agreement that has been reached between the company that recently bought IRONMAN, Dalian Wanda Group, to acquire the endurance division of Lagardere Sports. For ITU, this agreement means building stronger relationships with IRONMAN, so we can both continue working to establish triathlon as one of the most attractive sports in the world for both athletes and spectators.
On Tuesday, Casado also attended the SportAccord Council meeting in which the decision was taken to postpone merging with SportAccord Convention. Instead, SportAccord will continue working on its governance structure before merging both institutions into one organization.