World Triathlon launches the 2024 Athlete Scholarship Programme
World Triathlon is proud to announce the opening of applications for the 2024 Athlete Scholarship Programme, meant to identify and provide support, resources, and expertise to those athletes from developing/emerging National Federations (NF Groups*: 2, 3B, 3A) with the greatest needs to help them compete at Continental and World level over the last months of the Olympic Qualification Period (cut-off 27 May 2024) and help their preparation and qualification for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
(*Note: for NF Groups, please visit National Federation Survey).
In order to be eligible, Athletes must be registered and in good standing with their National Federations, and need to have shown the ability to race at a high standard in Continental and World Triathlon Cup-level competitions. The athletes nominated should be committed to competing in the long term and have the 2024 Paris Olympic Games as an ultimate objective.
Athletes must have the potential to be able to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games via one of the following qualification pathways:
- Individual Olympic Qualification Ranking
- World Triathlon Ranking - Continental “New Flag”
- Universality Invitational Place (IOC Tripartite Commission)
- Must be from an emerging/developing National Federation (NF Groups: 2, 3B, 3A).
- All applications will be considered with a strong endorsement from the Athlete’s National Federation.
All applications will be considered in conjunction with a strong endorsement from the Athlete’s National Federation.
The applications should be submitted using the online application form no later than Monday, 12th February 2024 (CET). Successful applicants will be informed by the end of February 2024, and World Triathlon Development will coordinate the plans with the successful athletes and their NFs.
PLEASE NOTE: The respective National Federation of the applicant MUST submit all applications. The National Federation must be in good standing with World Triathlon.
Successful applicants will receive the following:
The amount of funding allocated to each athlete depends on the programme outline submitted by the NF for each candidate.
Use of the World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship
The World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship may be used for the following as defined in the athlete’s 2024 planning and approved by World Triathlon Development:
- Participation (travel, accommodation) at qualification races on the way to Paris 2024
- Training Camp
- Massage, Physiotherapy
Evaluation and Requirements of Recipients
The athletes selected will be tracked for the duration of the placement, and regular reporting will be required from the candidates and their personal coaches. All recipients must make themselves available (within reason and without interfering with the athlete’s training, racing or school commitments) for interviews and photo sessions to promote the programme in their own country and internationally.
Next Triathlon Generation Scholarship - After the Paris Olympic Games
After the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, World Triathlon will release the Next Triathlon Generation Programme for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games and beyond in July 2024.
For more information on the World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship Programme please get in touch with Zita Csovelyak, Head of National Federation Services & Development, at email@example.com.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2024 (CET)
Download the Application Form here.