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Matti wins Tour of Luxemburg.

Luxembourg, 8th of June – 2014 With two stage wins and a second place adding Matti Breschel’s overall lead before the final stage of Tour de Luxembourg today, you can say that Tinkoff-Saxo have been dominating the race completely already. Today’s 168 kilometer long fourth and final stage was an undulating one and a break of […]

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Uplace-BMC: Ronnie Schildknecht 4th in Ironman 70.3 Switzerland

Ronnie Schildknecht and Bart Aernouts of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team have finished 4th and 8th respectively in today’s Ironman 70.3 Switzerland. Boris Stein (Germany; 03:44:42) took the title. Silver and bronze went to Ruedi Wild (03:45:31) and Mike Aigroz (03:46:31) of Switzerland. Local favorite Daniela Ryf won the women’s race in 04:00:14. Emma Pooley […]

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USA Triathlon :Broderick Clinches Second-Place Finish at PATCO Championships

Broderick Clinches Second-Place Finish at PATCO Championships   Juniors Jenks, Knibb finish second, third for podium   DALLAS — Jessica Broderick earned her second-straight podium finish today at the PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships, while junior triathletes Stephanie Jenks and Taylor Knibb finished second and third in the PATCO Junior Championships. Broderick (Boulder, Colo.) posted her […]

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Jorgensen, Groff Top the Field in London with 1-2 Finish

  American duo now ranked in world’s top three   LONDON — Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah Groff secured the gold and silver medals at ITU World Triathlon London on Saturday, the first 1-2 finish by American women since the World Triathlon Series was launched in 2009. Jorgensen is now ranked No. 1 in the world, and […]

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Samuels and Hewitt top ten in London.

Nicky Samuels and Andrea Hewitt both posted solid top 10 placings at the latest round of the ITU World Triathlon Series in London overnight, Samuels coming home in 5th place and Hewitt one spot back in 6th over the sprint distance. Gwen Jorgensen (USA) stamped her class on the field with a dominant performance including […]

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Columbia Management to Partner with ITU World Triathlon Chicago

Columbia Management to Partner with ITU World Triathlon Chicago   CHICAGO —   The partnership is in conjunction with a three-year agreement between ITU and Threadneedle Investments, a leading international asset manager and global financial sponsor of the World Triathlon Series. Columbia Management and Threadneedle Investments form the global asset management business of Ameriprise Financial. […]

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IRONMAN 70.3 Berlin scheduled for July 13th, 2014 will be cancelled

Dear triathlete, It is with great regret that we have to inform you that the IRONMAN® 70.3® Berlin scheduled for July 13th, 2014 will be cancelled due to the non-agreement on a suitable bike course by the city of Berlin. As the licensee of IRONMAN we are responsible for securing a race course which meets the high standards of […]

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Jorgensen Earns Bronze, Groff Fourth at ITU World Triathlon Cape Town

Two U.S. women now ranked top five in ITU world rankings   CAPE TOWN, South Africa — USA Triathlon National Team members and 2012 Olympians Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah Groff raced to third and fourth place on Saturday at the inaugural ITU World Triathlon Cape Town, the second stop of the ITU World Triathlon Series.   […]

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Laurent Vidal suffered a cardiac arrest while training in France

¨”All our thoughts go out to French superstar Laurent VIDAL, who shockingly suffered a cardiac arrest while training in France. All our thoughts and best wishes are with Laurent, his girlfriend and fellow triathlete Andrea Hewitt and all his family and friends. Be strong Laurent. All the athletes in Cape Town and around the world […]

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Kreuziger on Pais Vasco and Amstel

  Last year, Roman Kreuziger took his biggest victory of his career when he soloed his way to the finish line and left everyone behind with 7 kilometers to go of Amstel Gold Race. In this interview, he reveals his thoughts about working with Alberto Contador, his present form and the upcoming Amstel Gold Race. […]

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Katie Hursey wins in New Plymouth (New Zeeland)

Katie Hursey wins in New Plymouth (New Zeeland)

The USA’s Katie Hursey has proved again she will be a major contender in the 2014 triathlon season in New Zealand on Sunday, collecting her third World Cup title over an impressive field in New Plymouth. After Spain’s Caroline Routier led the field over the sprint distance 750m swim, Hursey was one of 15 who quickly gathered on the […]

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Dirk Bockel wins Ironman Melbourne

Dirk Bockel of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team has won the 2014 Ironman Melbourne. The Luxembourg athlete led a world-class field in the Asia Pacific Ironman championship with a time of 08:01:02. Paul Matthews (Australia; 08:02:14) and David Dellow (Australia; 08:03:07) completed the pro men’s podium. Dirk’s Uplace-BMC teammate Axel Zeebroek (Belgium; 08:12:35) finished 7th […]

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Pedersen has recovered.

Six months ago, ETU European Middle Distance Champion Camilla Pedersen lay in a coma – her life, never mind her triathlon career, in the hands of doctors. Now, the Great Dane has just finished a three week training camp at Club La Santa in Lanzarote, where, in the words of bystanders, she is ‘training hard’, […]

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Jorgensen, Hursey Open 2014 with Top-Two Finishes at Mooloolaba ITU World Cup.

Jorgensen, Hursey Open 2014 with Top-Two Finishes at Mooloolaba ITU World Cup.

Mooloolaba, Australia — Gwen Jorgensen and Katie Hursey ran to first- and second-place finishes for the United States on Saturday at the 2014 ITU World Cup opener. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.), who finished fourth in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings in 2013, clinched her victory in 59 minutes, 55 seconds on the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer […]

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Tyler Butterfield Partners with Zone3 Wetsuits.

Boulder, Colorado – Tyler Butterfield, two-time Olympian and top long-course triathlete, is thrilled to announce the partnership with the premiere wetsuit brand, Zone3. For the top triathletes in the world, the quest for high-level equipment is essential, and it starts with the swim. Butterfield enters this partnership with confidence and excitement in the innovative UK brand through […]

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Butterfield Wins Abu Dhabi International Triathlon

Boulder, Colorado – Tyler Butterfield celebrates the first major win of his long-course triathlon career in one of the most stacked fields ever assembled at Abu Dhabi International Triathlon. The start list of high caliber athletes included the defending World Champion, Frederik Van Lierde, one of the most performed triathletes of 2013, Eneko Llanos, and World Championship fourth […]

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Liz Blatchford of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team won Husky Long Course Triathlon.

Liz Blatchford of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team won Husky Long Course Triathlon.

Liz Blatchford of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team has started her season with a win in today’s Husky Long Course Triathlon. Liz, the defending champion in Huskisson (NSW, Australia), completed the 2 kilometer swim, 80 kilometer bike ride and 20 kilometer run in 04:07:19. Lisa Marangon (04:08:51) finished second; Carrie Lester (04:12:28) came in third. […]

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Kathleen Johnston and Mike Ricci Named USA Triathlon Coaches of the Year

Kathleen Johnston and Mike Ricci Named USA Triathlon Coaches of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon Certified Coaches Kathleen Johnston and Mike Ricci have been named the 2013 USA Triathlon Coaches of the Year for their successes within the developmental pipeline and the collegiate triathlon scene.   Johnston (Nashville, Tenn.) earned Development Coach of the Year honors for her guidance of Junior Elite and Youth Elite in the […]

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Fabian Cancellara’s hour record attempt.

An article in Tuesday’s Gazzetta Dello Sport on Fabian Cancellara’s hour record attempt brings the management of Trek Factory Racing to issue an official statement. General Manager Luca Guercilena: “We haven’t taken any decision whatsoever about the time and the place for an attempt. As we have said before, the team will communicate in the […]

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Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team

The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team has revealed its full 2014 line-up. Corinne Abraham, Bart Aernouts, Liz Blatchford, Dirk Bockel, Will Clarke, Helle Frederiksen, Sofie Goos, Romain Guillaume, Ronnie Schildknecht and Axel Zeebroek will compete for Uplace-BMC, starting with this Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 South Africa. These 10 world-class long distance triathletes have already collected 39 Ironman […]

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Olympic Medallist & Chair of the IOC Athletes Commission Claudia Bokel confirmed as new Ambassador of WISE.

Olympic Medallist & Chair of the IOC Athletes Commission Claudia Bokel confirmed as new Ambassador of WISE, the first ever International International Convention for Careers in Sports Lausanne, Switzerland, November 29, 2013 – Pursuing its will to support the athletes in career transition, “WISE – Work In Sports Exhibition” is pleased to announce Claudia Bokel […]

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Felicity Abram joins forces with Michelle Dillon ahead of 2014!

Michelle Dillon has announced today she will be working with Australian Elite Triathlete Felicity Abram over the winter in preparation for the 2014 season. Felicity is a World Class athlete who has had her fair share or injuries over the years, however still posted one of her best seasons to date last year with a […]

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Anti-Doping Rule Violation sanction on Australian triathlete, Kirralee Jane Seidel

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has informed Triathlon Australia that it has imposed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation sanction on Australian triathlete, Kirralee Jane Seidel, for elevated levels of testosterone. The anti-doping test which led to the violation was conducted by the ITU at the Chizhou Continental Cup race in China on 18 May 2013. A […]

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Brett Sutton resigns as head coach from teamTBB.

Brett Sutton and teamTBB announce today that as of 1st of January 2014 Brett will resign as the head coach of teamTBB. Brett Sutton explains I have made my intentions clear over these past few months that I strongly believe the sport requires a drastic change, but it seems that athletes and teamTBB staff don’t believe […]

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Crocodile Trophy – Final Stage, Hope Vale to Cooktown

Final Stage, Hope Vale to Cooktown, 27 October 2013 Mark Frendo takes Crocodile Trophy race win for Australia   For the first time in eight years an Australian has won the Crocodile Trophy! Mark Frendo conquered the oldest and hardest mountain bike stage race in the world and after nine days, 900km and more than […]

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Crocodile Trophy, Stage 8, Laura-Hope Vale

CROCODILE TROPHY Stage 8, Laura-Hope Vale / 26 October 2013   Benetseder wins second boomerang for Austria   The Austrian Josef Benetseder wins his second Crocodile Trophy stage today into Hope Vale. The wide and open Outback Highways suit the European road racing pro and he crosses the line in 3:59:50 with a gap of […]

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Crocodile Trophy, Stage 7 Time Trial

Stage 7 Time Trial, Laura-Laura Mark Frendo defends Croc race lead and dreams of Cooktown The Australian Mark Frendo wins today’s time trial stage at Laura and is able to increase his general race lead by almost a minute. Race favourite Cory Wallace isn’t able to race away from his strongest rival this year, finishing in […]

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Crocodile Trophy, Stage 6:Third Crocodile Trophy stage win for Australian Mark Frendo.

Stage 6, Granite Creek Dam-Laura / 24 October 2013 Third Crocodile Trophy stage win for Australian Mark Frendo   The Australian Mark Frendo wins his third Crocodile Trophy stage at this year’s event in Laura today. Cory Wallace comes in second in a finish sprint, unable to shake off the race leader who still firmly […]

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Crocodile Trophy, Stage 5 – Mount Mulligan-Granite Creek Dam

CROCODILE TROPHY Stage 5 – Mount Mulligan-Granite Creek Dam Benetseder conquers monster stage in solo race   Stage win for Austria – in an impressive solo race over 163km Josef Benetseder wins the fifth and longest stage of this year’s Crocodile Trophy at Granite Creek Dam in the mining country of Far North Queensland with […]

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Simon Whitfield Retires From International Sports Competition

Simon Whitfield Retires From International Sports Competition to take on a Leadership Role in Sports Entertainment VICTORIA—After nearly two decades of travelling the world representing Canada, the nation’s most decorated triathlete, Simon Whitfield, announced Wednesday that he will leave competitive sport to head up the Fantan Group’s sports entertainment division in Victoria. “Today marks the […]

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Cory Wallace claims sprint finish in Mount Mulligan

Media release CROCODILE TROPHY 22 October 2013 / Stage 4 / Irvinebank-Mt Mulligan     Cory Wallace claims sprint finish in Mount Mulligan   Today’s Crocodile Trophy stage into Mount Mulligan was decided with a gripping sprint finish. Repeating yesterday’s result, Cory Wallace claimed the victory ahead of Mark Frendo (AUS) and Jiri Krivanek (CZE). […]

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Crocodile Trophy – Stage 3 Lake Tinaroo-Irvinebank

CROCODILE TROPHY 2013 Stage 3, Lake Tinaroo-Irvinebank Stage victory for Canada – Cory Wallace wins in Irvinebank The Canadian National Marathon Champion Cory Wallace claims his first Crocodile Trophy stage win today in Irvinebank after dominating the elite field together with the overall race leader Mark Frendo who came in second on the 80km stage. […]

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Crocodile Trophy 2013 Stage 2 – Cairns to Lake Tinaroo, 89km / 2500m+

Mark Frendo claims second Croc stage win at Lake Tinaroo   The Australian Mark Frendo claims his second Crocodile Trophy stage on the marathon race from Cairns into Lake Tinaroo and defends his overall leader jersey today. He increases his race lead, winning ahead of the Austrian pro-road racer Josef Benetseder and the Canadian National […]

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Mark Frendo (AUS) wins technical first stage at Crocodile Trophy

Mark Frendo (AUS) wins technical first stage at Crocodile Trophy   The 19th Crocodile Trophy started with a lap race in Smithfield near Cairns today. More than 80 riders from 15 countries kicked off the race and with an overall race time of 1 h 30:14 min the Australian Mark Frendo took out the stage […]

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Carolline Steffen : “Proud I made the battle”.

Caroline Steffen has posted the following message on her facebook page : “No agreement between body and mind at yesterdays race. Try to get the best out of the situation – The Best you can Be. Proud I made the battle. THANKS to my boy David Dellow for kicking my a… in the lava fields, was needed. […]

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Mirinda Carfrae Seizes Her Second World Championship.

After spending two years in the shadow of her 2010 victory, the best runner in IRONMAN notches a crown-worthy comeback. by Jennifer Ward Barber The canon blast at 6:35 this morning signaled not only the women’s start of this year’s GoPro IRONMAN World Championship, but a new tide in professional women’s IRONMAN racing. For the […]

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Leanda Cave : “It was a very emotional & painful finish for me”.

Leanda Cave has posted the following statement on her facebook page : “What an amazing race to be a part of: Mirinda Carfrae taking the win & the course record with Rachael Joyce & Liz Blatchford also victorious in 2nd & 3rd. I raced the best race I could. I laid it all out there […]

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Jodie Swallow : “I collapsed at 13 miles on the side of the road”.

The British Triathlete has mentioned the following at her facebook page : “Thanks for all the messages of support surrounding kona. I collapsed at 13 miles on the side of the road with a big pressure head due to loss of electrolytes and drinking too much water. an ambulance ride and a few drips later- […]

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Winning Big in Kailua-Kona: Carfrae and Van Lierde Take the Day

It was a record-setting day for Mirinda Carfrae as she claimed her second GoPro IRONMAN World Championship, while Frederik Van Lierde had the race of his life to take the men’s title.

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Jordan Rapp : “Humbled by the Big Island again”.

Jordan Rapp has made the following comments : Humbled by the Big Island again. Had to pull the plug at mile 12 of the run after I stopped sweating, which is never a good sign. Struggled with core temperature issues all day, starting within the first hour on the bike. Reports of the water temperature […]

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2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Ous Mellouli, completed in his first ever triathlon

2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Ous Mellouli, completed in his first ever triathlon over the weekend at ‘The Day at the Beach’ sprint triathlon in Hermosa Beach, California.  Mellouli (a London Olympic Gold Medalist for Men’s Open Water and a Beijing Gold Medalist in Men’s 1,500 Meter) finished 12th overall and 3rd in the 25-29 Men’s […]

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19th Crocodile Trophy.

  World’s oldest mountain bike stage race summons adventurers in Australia for More than 80 participants from all over the world are expected to compete in the 19th edition of the International Crocodile Trophy Stage Race with start in Cairns on 19th October. They will race for 900km from Cairns to Cooktown and cover 15,000m […]

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Katusha Team presents three new riders

Katusha Team presents three new riders

Katusha Team presents three new riders   Russian WorldTour Katusha Team announces about three newcomers for the season of 2014. Katusha signed the contract with 3 Russian riders: Egor Silin (25 years old), Alexander Rybakov (25 years old) and Pavel Kochetkov (27 years old). Egor Silin comes from Astana Team. In 2013 Silin was 4th […]

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Chris Horner became the first American to win in 68 editions of la Vuelta

Chris Horner became the first American to win in 68 editions of la Vuelta

On Sunday Chris Horner became the first American to win in 68 editions of la Vuelta, riding into Madrid wearing the red leader’s jersey after more than 84 hours of racing. Horner:  “I loved this course.  When I first saw the design I knew it was perfect for me and my style of racing.  We […]

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President Bach marks first day in office

One week to the day after being elected the ninth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach officially took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne on Tuesday. President Bach spent his first day in meetings with Honorary President Rogge, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper […]

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IOC selects Tokyo as host of 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today awarded the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 to Tokyo, which was chosen over fellow Candidate Cities Istanbul and Madrid after two rounds of voting during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires. Tokyo received 60 votes to Istanbul’s 36 in the final round, with Madrid having been […]

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Jorgensen Captures Third ITU World Triathlon Series Title in Stockholm

Jorgensen Captures Third ITU World Triathlon Series Title in Stockholm   With three weeks to the Grand Final, Jorgensen reclaims lead in series standings    Stockholm, Sweden–Gwen Jorgensen crushed the competition Saturday at ITU World Triathlon Stockholm, logging her third ITU World Triathlon Series title of the season and reclaiming the lead in the series […]

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PATCO Selects U.S. to Host   2014 Championships

PATCO Selects U.S. to Host 2014 Championships

PATCO Selects U.S. to Host  2014 Championships Elites, Juniors and U-23 athletes slated to compete in Dallas    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–Elite triathletes from the Americas and Caribbean nations will gather for the 2014 ITU Pan American Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Championships on May 31-June 1 in Dallas, Texas.   Athletes from 38 National Federation members of […]

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Yvonne van Vlerken :Challenge Roth in 8.46.22, Mostiman and hospital

Reproduced from Yvonne’s official web page (http://www.yvonnevanvlerken.eu) It feels like it’s many weeks ago that I raced Challenge Roth, but when we really count it’s only 3,5 weeks since one of my favorite races. In this time I haven’t found the energy or desire to write a story, so this time the update appears a […]

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IAAF World Championships :396,548 attend Moscow evening sessions.

The International Association of Athletics Federations is delighted to confirm that at the conclusion of the final competition session, 268,548stadium spectators had attended the eight evening sessions at the 14thedition of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013. Adding VIPS, guests, media and athletes seats, the evening audience total is396,548. Aside football, no other Olympic sport can attract that […]

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Nicola Spirig resumes competitions

Triathlon Olympic champion Nicola Spirig plans to partake in several competitions over the coming weeks. With this, the 31 year old Olympic champion aims to reacclimatize herself to competitive events. Her long term competitive plans and the associated aims will be defined at a later date. Zurich – One year after her victory at the […]

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Erik Zabel has been suspended by Katusha Team

Press Release. Russian team Katusha announces the suspension of the sprinter group coach Erik Zabel after new facts about doping during his cycling career having been revealed in news reports. These revelations refer to Zabel’s career as an active racer from 1996 to 2003 and do not have any connection with team Katusha, whatsoever Katusha […]

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Lurz and Grimaldi reign in the Water Marathon

The toughest race of the 15th FINA World Championships, the 25 km in open water, now has its winners. After 4 hours, 47 minutes and 27 seconds swimming in the waters of Port Vell in Barcelona, an extraordinary feat in this water marathon, the German Thomas Lurz has been the first to stop the clock […]

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FINA Swimming World Championships : Lurz steers Germany to the gold for teams

The German team won the teams 5 km open water race this morning with undisputable superiority. Thomas Lurz, Christian Reichert and Isabelle Harle set a pace that was unreachable for Greece and Brazil, who finished second and third respectively. The team made up of Thomas Lurz, Christian Reichart and Isabelle Harle was proclaimed winner of […]

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Swimming World championships : Greek Gianniotis remains world champion (10Km)

Greek Spyridon Gianniotis remains men’s 10km open water world champion in Barcelona 2013 thanks to very good tactics and an impressive comeback in lap 3 of the race. Silver went to German Thomas Peter Lurz, whereas Tunisian Oussama Mellouli, who started as favorite, was third. 46th in the first lap, 23th in the second, 5th […]

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Triathlon World Championships : 4xMixed Relay

Germany won a thrilling race on home soil in Hamburg to become Mixed Relay world champions for the first time. The winning German team of Anja Knapp, Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug and Franz Loeschke came home in 1 hour, 17 minutes and 55 seconds. They were followed by New Zealand in 1:18:14, earning the Oceanic nation it’s highest finish in the […]

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EBU GENERAL ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR URGENCY IN RESTORING PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA IN GREECE

EBU Members currently gathered in Malta for the 70th EBU General Assembly today unanimously supported a Declaration expressing their grave concern with the continued “black screens” and silence of Greece’s public broadcaster. The text reads: After the Greek Government took ERT off air on 11 June, the country’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, […]

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Anne Haug wins in Hamburg.

Anna Haug (GER) gave her home crowd something to cheer about as she powered her way to victory in a thrilling World Tour Series race in Hamburg. With the win, Haug became the first woman since 2008 to win in Hamburg, with it retaining her top spot on the World Triathlon Series leaderboard a The […]

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Jonathan Brownlee wins in Hamburg

Jonthan Brownlee (GBR) produced a thrilling finish to pip brother Alistair Brownlee (GBR) to claim victory in the World Tour Series in Hamburg. I thought it was going to be Alistair’s day – I thought I’d never beat him. He’s gone into this pretty unprepared but I knew I had to give everything,” Jonny said. He was […]

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Oussama ‘Ous’ Mellouli

Open waters Olympic champion has again demonstrated in Barcelona 2013 that he is the best in the world. Last summer the Tunisian became the first swimmer ever to achieve medals both in the pool and in open waters: bronze in 1500m and gold in 10km at London 2012. The 1500m Olympic champion in Beijing 2008 […]

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