World Triathlon Board meets on April 16

17 April 2020

The World Triathlon Executive Board met this Thursday, via videoconference, to continue monitoring the status and well-being of the World Triathlon family, and the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having across the triathlon community.

The Board, which since the expansion of the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, is meeting weekly, reviewed the status of all events. World Triathlon is working with the local organizing committees, Continental Confederations and National Federations to resume the calendar as soon as it is safe and fair for all athletes.

The Board also approved the cancellation of previously postponed 2020 events: the 2020 Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Triathlon World Cup, 2020 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup, 2020 Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and 2020 Besancon ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, that will not take place this year.

As part of the Communication strategy put in place by World Triathlon to promptly inform all stakeholders, the President also gave details of all the meetings with Presidents and Secretary Generals of National Federations held the day before. “To be able to talk with so many Presidents, check how they are doing and explain everything that World Triathlon is doing has been a really positive experience for all, and I sincerely hope that we can repeat this in the future. It was very inspiring and motivating for all of us”, said Casado, World Triathlon President and IOC member.

The Board also reviewed the status of some of the important projects scheduled for the upcoming months, like the rebranding of World Triathlon, sponsor contracts and the status of the electoral Congress, to be held in November in Paris. The Executive Board was also informed that the staff in the Lausanne and Madrid offices will be working on a 50% reduced basis. 

With all World Triathlon events suspended until June 30, and most of the athletes staying at home, we have reinforced the digital platform, which is now offering a wide collection of videos for all subscribers, including content created by top elite athletes from all over the world while training at home. We are inviting everyone to join us on the #TriAtHome campaign also on all our social platforms, and stay tuned to TriathlonLIVE for reruns of epic races. First one, relive the Bermuda WTS 2018 events, commented by the winners, Flora Duffy and Casper Stornes, this weekend!

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