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European Championships : 3rd European title for Nicola Spirig

Nicola Spirig won an enthralling and captivating race to become European Champion for a third time. Spirig, who also won in 2009 and 2010, was involved in a titanic tussle with Ainhoa Murua (ESP), who pushed the Swiss athlete all the way before Spirig eventually pulled clear in the last few hundred metres. Defending Champion […]

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European Championships : Gomez takes the title for the 3rd time.

Javier Gomez stormed the run and left nothing to chance at the 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships to take the European title for the third time in his career. Russia took silver and bronze with powerful performances by Alexander Bryukhankov and Ivan Vasiliev who just beat Tony Moulai(FRA) in a sprint to the line […]

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Lance ARMSTRONG sets his sights on Nice

After his 7th place on Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas, Lance Armstrong came in France to assist to the famous cyclist race Paris-Roubaix and support his former Team RadioShack. During his stay in France, Lance Armstrong took the opportunity to go to Nice and refine his preparation for the Ironman France-Nice. After a swim training […]

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Bréal’s Silver Cup

Bréal’s Silver Cup The grandson of Marathon winner Spyros Louis, also named Spyros, commented, “Our family has been very proud to have the honour of looking after this important historical sporting trophy for the last 116 years and my grandfather’s achievement of winning the first ever marathon, at the first modern Olympic Games will remain […]

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S. Niarchos Foundation has acquired Breal’s Silver Cup.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announced today that it has acquired Bréal’s Silver Cup, the first Marathon Winner’s Cup presented to Spyros Louis at the inaugural Modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, in a heated auction held at Christie’s South Kensington. The cup will be shared with the Greek people by being permanently displayed for […]

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2012 Ironman Legacy Winners Announced

The Ironman Legacy Program grants loyal Ironman athletes an opportunity to  compete in Kona at least once in their lifetime. To be eligible for selection  through the Legacy Program, athletes must have completed a minimum of 12  full-distance Ironman-branded races, have never started the Ironman World  Championship, have completed at least one Ironman event in […]

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European Triathlon Championships Preview.

The 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships mark the final Continental Championships with two guaranteed Olympic spots allocated to the countries of the winners. France is hoping to snatch the women’s spot with reigning champion Emmie Charayron and additional strength in Jessica Harrison and Carole Peon, but Nicola Spirig (SUI) will have very different ideas. […]

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New Zeeland Olympic Triathlon Team was announced.

It was delight all around as Triathlon New Zealand and the NZOC confirmed the New Zealand team for the London Olympic Games at a function in Auckland on Wednesday afternoon. Dave Currie made the announcement on behalf of the NZOC, confirming Andrea Hewitt, Kate McIlroy, Nicky Samuels, Kris Gemmell, Bevan Docherty and Ryan Sissons in […]

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WCS/ Sydney : Erin Densham wins again.

Australia’s Erin Densham proved her incredible World Cup win in Mooloolaba wasn’t just a one-off performance in Sydney, when she blitzed the field in the run again to claim her first ITU World Triathlon Series win and further stake her claim for Olympic selection. In another brilliant run just three weeks after her turn in […]

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Triathlon WCS/ Sydney : Steffen Justus achieves biggest win of his carreer

Germany’s Steffen Justus broke through for the biggest win of his ITU career, in an elite men’s ITU World Triathlon Series race that had twists and turns at every corner in Sydney on Saturday. After a two-man breakaway in the bike leg stuck coming into T2, Russia’s Ivan Vasiliev dropped his breakaway partner James Elvery […]

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Cancellara: “I’ll be back!”

Fabian Cancellara spoke with the press today in the Crossklinik in Basel, Switzerland, where he underwent surgical treatment following his crash in the Tour of Flanders last Sunday. At the start of the press conference, team doctor Andreas Gösele explained to the press how the four-part fracture of Cancellara’s right collarbone (picture above) was treated […]

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London 2012 : Qualification criteria

ITU Press Release. When it comes down to it in London this August, there will be 55 women and 55 men battling for the ultimate sporting glory – Olympic gold. But to contend for gold, first they have to get there.  And the road the Olympic Games is a long, arduous grind of chasing points […]

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Raúl Amatriaín and Marta Jiménez were crown as Middle Distance Spanish winners in Valencia

Last sunday, March 4th, Valencia has made its debut in the Long Distance european calendar with the first edition of Valencia LD. The race, designated Spanish Championship of Middle Distance, has counted with the participation of 1100 triathletes from different places of Europe. With a circuit of 1,9 km of swimming, 90 km of cycling […]

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First Serbian triathlete to compete at the Olympic Games?

From being told at the age of five that he may never walk again, Ognjen Stojanovic now hopes to become the first ever Serbian triathlete to compete at an Olympic Games. Part of the ITU Development programme since 2007, Stojanovic is currently at university and training in Spain, but the story of how he got […]

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2nd place for Faris Al- Sultan at home race

Press Release from thw Abu Dhabi Team. Faris Al-Sultan showed a great performance at his quasi home race in Abu Dhabi. As 2nd he was just seconds behind the winner. Together with his teammates he reached a great team result. The triathlon in the UAE’s capital is not an easy one. The weather conditions and […]

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Kessler and Vanhoenacker Take Shortened NZ Race

After severe weather forced the postponement of Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Ironman  New Zealand, athletes competed today in a 70.3 race in Taupo. Belgium’s Marino  Vanhoenacker (pictured – photo courtesy and American Meredith  Kessler won today’s races – Vanhoenacker getting to the line less than a minute  ahead of Timothy Reed, while Kessler cruised into the […]

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Sergio Silva was suspended for 6 months for a anti-doping rule violation

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced it has imposed a six-month ban on Sergio Silva, a duathlete from Portugal, after committing an anti-doping rule violation in an in-competition doping control test at the 2011 Gijon ITU Duathlon World Championships in Spain. The ban will end on 9 May 2012 and prohibits Silva from entering […]

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Leopard Trek presents the continental cycling and Dirk Bockel to the press.

The eleven riders of the continental team and triathlete Dirk Bockel were presented today to the press at an event in Garage Losch in Luxembourg. “Leopard SA, the managing company that also holds the WorldTour licence of the RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK team, has a strong belief in Luxembourgish cycling and wanted to invest in it […]

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Lance, LIVESTRONG and Ironman

Today Lance Armstrong announced he is returning to his triathlon roots with a new partnership with Ironman that will bring more than $1 million to LIVESTRONG. As part of the partnership, Armstrong will compete as a professional athlete in several Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races this year, including this weekend’s Ironman 70.3 Panama. Through this partnership, Ironman […]

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Exciting Changes to 5150 Triathlon Series

TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2012) – World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) today announced changes and additions to the 5150 Triathlon Series.  Professional WTC champions will have the opportunity for expanded automatic qualifying across three world-renowned championship events: the Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship, Ironman World Championship 70.3 and Ironman World Championship.  Professional athletes will also have expanded opportunities for 5150 […]

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Marc Herremans motivates Radioshack Nissan Trek

Alcudia – February 9 – Belgian wheelchair triathlete and motivational speaker Marc Herremans, winner of the 2006 Hawaii Iron Man, visited and impressed RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK in Majorca, where the team was racing and preparing the 2012 season. Herremans was invited by Team Manager Johan Bruyneel.   “I wanted to show our people an example […]

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WADA statement on Contador decision from CAS

WADA welcomes the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that upheld the appeal of WADA and the UCI against the Spanish cycling federation’s decision not to sanction Alberto Contador following a positive test for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France. The Court made the decision following consideration of the comprehensive evidence […]

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USA Triathlon Announces First-Ever Multisport Award Winners

 Awards honor the best of the multisport lifestyle from 2011  USA Triathlon Press Release. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Triathlon is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of the USA Triathlon Multisport Awards. Honors were presented in six different categories designed to recognize those individuals who best fueled the multisport lifestyle during the 2011 season. “In reviewing […]

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CAS decision in Contador case

UCI Press Release. The UCI acknowledges the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to impose a suspension of 2 years on the rider Alberto Contador following the UCI’s appeal, brought in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in the case concerning the Spanish cyclist. In rejecting the defence argument, in particular […]

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USA Triathlon :Winter National Champion Rebecca Dussault

2010 winter triathlon world champion Rebecca Dussault captured her third USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship title in the last four years Jan. 29 with a victory at the Homestake Lodge outside Butte, Mont. The busy mother of three stayed at the venue to train and relax with her family following Winter Nationals. Rebecca took […]

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UCI World Cycling Tour

UCI Press Release. Road cycling’s amateur riders are spoilt for choice this season, with the UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) featuring more events on more continents. In just its second year, the UWCT grows from 7 to 13 qualifying events, with the 2012 Final taking place in Pietermaritzburg in August. The South African township has also […]

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Official presentation of the Russian World Tour Team Katusha

Today, in Moscow, at headquaters of ITERA Co., the Russian World Tour Team Katusha-2012 was officially introduced. Today, January 30th, key founders of the Russian Global Cycling Project, notably Gazprom Company, Russian Technologies State Corporation and International group of companies ITERA presented Russian World Tour Team Katusha of 2012 season. The following personalities were involved […]

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Nestlé becomes main sponsor of world-wide IAAF Kids’ Athletics Programme

Monaco – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is pleased to announce a five year sponsorship starting in January 2012 which sees Nestlé become the main sponsor of the IAAF Kids’ Athletics programme. Under the terms of the agreement, Nestlé will provide financial support for the further worldwide development of IAAF Kids’ Athletics which […]

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Alberto Contador Sixth On Argentinean Time Trial

[26.01 22:53] Saxo Bank Presss Release. Yesterday, Team Saxo Bank’s Alberto Contador won the first mountain stage of the Argentinean stage race, Tour de San Luis and today, the Spaniard were to defend his overall leadership. Before the 19.5 grueling kilometers against the clock, the Team Saxo Bank rider had just a 4 second lead […]

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Symposium on Sports Law

The HELLENIC CENTER OF RESEARCH ON SPORTS LAW (H.C.R.S.L.), in cooperation with the University of Athens, the Center for Sports Law, the Institute of the International Association of Sports Law and the Journals Sports Law Review- Lex Sportiva and International Sports Law Review– Pandektis   invite you to the   Symposium on Sports Law On Thursday, the […]

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Theo Aggelopoulos : 27/4/1935 – 24/01/2012

Born in Athens on April 27, 1935 EDUCATION: University of Athens: Faculty of Law Sorbonne: Literature, Filmology, Anthropology, Université de Paris IDHEC, Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques, Paris Worked as a film critic at Athens newspaper “Dimokratiki Allaghi” from 1964-1967 and at the magazine “Modern Cinema”. FILMS: 35 mm 2012 THE OTHER SEA, feature film […]

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Chrissie Wellington to take a break from competing in Ironman

(Reproduced from 16th January 2012 – London, UK:  Four time World Champion and World Ironman Distance Record Holder,  Chrissie Wellington has announced that she’ll be taking a break from competing in Ironman during 2012 to explore other opportunities, including the forthcoming publication of her autobiography, A Life Without Limits.  Chrissie, who won her fourth World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, […]

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PATCO : Sarah- Anne Brault and Butterfield the winners

The first major race of the 2012 produced a pair of surprising results as a newcomer from Canada and a veteran from Bermuda triumphed at the PATCO Pan American Triathlon Championships in La Paz, Argentina today.  Sarah-Anne Brault, the reigning Canadian National champion, blitzed the women’s field for her first elite Pan American title, having previously […]

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Triathlon Australia : The National Talent Academy Programme

What is the National Talent Academy? The Triathlon Australia High Performance programme has established the National Talent Adademy (NTA) in order to help achieve it’s vision of “Sustained International Success”. The NTA is a camps based program established to provide a link between existing state junior development programs and the SIS/SAS network. The key deliverable of the […]

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Dirk Bockel to join Leopard Trek

LEOPARD TREK is very proud to announce it has reached a two year agreement with Luxembourg’s top triathlete Dirk Bockel, who finished 4th at last year’s Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Bockel will join LEOPARD TREK and compete parallel to the LEOPARD TREK continental team. Dirk Bockel: “To join LEOPARD TREK is a dream come […]

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Helle Frederiksen has a new coach

From Helle Frederiksen’s blog. I have recently made the decision to leave my long standing coach Michael Krüger. The decision has been an extremely long and thought out process. Michael Krüger I regard as a master at his occupation. Without Michael’s expertise and guidance I question whether I would be calling myself a professional triathlete […]

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British Triathlon launch Mentor Development Programme

The British Triathlon coaching team is pleased to announce the launch of a Mentor Development Programme as part of their mission to develop a world-leading triathlon coaching system in Great Britain. The principal aim is to support new and existing triathlon coaches through a formal mentoring programme, focussing on creating a diverse group of mentors […]

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USA Triathlon : 2011 Top moments

2011 was a standout year for USA Triathlon on a number of fronts. The organization reached all-time highs in members, eclipsing the 150,000 mark and over 4,000 sanctioned events. In addition, two U.S. women qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games at the ITU London World Championship Series event and the United States won two medals at […]

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51.50 race schedule for 2012

WTC has announced the 51.50 races. It’s the second year for 51.50 series. In Europe WTC has chosen once more Darmstadt, Liverpool, Klangenfurt and Zurich as the series destinations. 2012    5150 Series (United States)     April 29    St. Anthony’s Triathlon (St. Petersburg, Fla.) May 20    Memphis in May Triathlon (Tunica, Miss.) May 20    Kansas City […]

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ITU : Photo of the year

You’ve spoken and voted and this is it – the 2011 ITU Photo of the Year!  Delly Carr’s image of the podium celebration with the three Australian Emmas was your pick for the best photo of the year.  It was indeed a historic day in Hamburg as Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Emma Snowsill swept […]

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CAS dismisses Harry Wiltshire suspension appeal.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by Harry Wiltshire against the International Triathlon Union (ITU) regarding a 6-month suspension imposed on him due to unsportsmanlike conduct at the European Championships on 25 June 2011. Following the elite men’s race, Wiltshire’s unsafe and unsportsmanlike conduct during 2011 Pontevedra European Championships […]

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Commerzabank Triathlon Team doesn’t exist any more…

According to the team’s official Facebook page the Team will not exist any more : “The Commerzbank Triathlon Team comes to an end. We had a great time together, we can look back on a successful period and great fans. Goodbye and thank you for five wonderful years!

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Australia : A significant step forward — new national framework to align sport sector

A Framework has recently been released to provide a nationally consistent approach for Australia’s sport and recreation system. The National Sport and Active Recreational Policy Framework (the Framework) was developed by Commonwealth, state and territory government departments responsible for sport and recreation, with feedback provided by a range of national sporting organisations, active recreation organisations […]

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Katusha Team signed Denis Menchov

On December 12, 2011, Russian World Tour Katusha Team signed a contract with Denis Menchov, the best Russian road cyclist. Katusha Team and Russian rider Denis Menchov have reached a common agreement; according to it, the best domestic specialist in Grand Tours will join Russian World Tour team in 2012. – This agreement is a […]

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Jordan Rapp Honored as USOC’s November Athlete of the Month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) honored triathlete Jordan Rapp as its male Athlete of the Month for November following a gold-medal performance at the 2011 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships last month. After being injured when struck by a car while cycling in March 2010, Rapp (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) added […]

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Victory for Timo Bracht at Ironman Western Australia in his last Commerzbank race / Twelsiek tenth

Press Release from the official web-site of Commerzbank Triathlon Team. Timo Bracht dominated Ironman Western Australia today and won his seventh Ironman title, crossing the finish line after 8:12:39 hours. In his last race for the Commerzbank Triathlon Team, the German crowned a great season and an outstanding period with the team. His teammate Maik […]

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ITU rebrands Triathlon World Championship Series

ITU rebrands Triathlon World Championship Series

ITU Press Release. The International Triathlon Union (ITU), in collaboration with its global marketing partner Upsolut Sport, today announced it has rebranded its World Championship Series and modified the sponsorship structure. To create a stronger and cleaner brand, the series will be re-titled as the ITU World Triathlon Series. Much like the IOC’s TOP sponsorship […]

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ITU World Cup New Zeeland Preview

The 2011 ITU World Cup series wraps up this weekend, with a return to one of the strongest triathlon nations in the world. From the first ITU World Champion, Erin Baker, to Hamish Carter, Samantha Warriner, Bevan Docherty and Andrea Hewitt, New Zealand just keeps producing world-conquering triathletes. Now the ITU World Cup series returns […]

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Event Disciplines per each Meeting – Samsung Diamond League 2012

Monaco – The Samsung Diamond League is delighted to announce the distribution of event disciplines for the 2012 season.Commencing on 11 May 2012 in Doha (QAT), the third season of the Samsung Diamond League is composed of 14 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. The meetings are spread across Asia, […]

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IAAF :London selected to host 2017 World Championships

Monaco – London was selected to host the 2017 IAAF World Championships, the IAAF Council announced in Monaco today.London was selected over Doha for the right to host the 16th edition of the World Championships. The 2013 edition will be hosted by Moscow, RUS (10 – 18 August 2013), followed by Beijing, CHN in 2015 […]

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IAAF Council Meeting, Monaco – Day Two, 10 Nov 2011

Monaco – The second day of the IAAF Council meeting (9-11 Nov) in Monaco presided over by President Lamine Diack focussed on reports from various IAAF World Athletics Series competitions, and there was also an update of planning for the celebrations of the IAAF Centenary. A Closing Report concerning the 13th edition of the IAAF […]

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USA Triathlon Announces 2012 National Championship Schedule

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the dates and locations of its 2012 National Championship schedule, providing multisport athletes from across the United States the opportunity to compete in a top-notch championship environment. On the heels of an extremely successful 2011 USA Triathlon National Championship season, which included record fields and sold-out events, […]

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Great Britain dominated the ITU Female Long Distance Triathlon Championships

She had history on her side and Rachel Joyce made the most of it, capturing her first and Great Britain’s sixth ITU long distance world title on a cold day in the Nevada desert. Joyce recorded the second-fastest run split of the day, just behind Great Britain teammate Leanda Cave, but her better bike leg […]

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Jordan Rapp has won ITU Long Distance World Championship

He didn’t have much of a year in 2010, but the USA’s Jordan Rapp can now add ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship to the list of achievements he’s ticked off in 2011. Rapp was hit by a car on a training ride in California in March last year and in addition to broken bones, […]

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Long distance Triathlon World Championships preview

The ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships have never been for the faint of heart. At triple the Olympic distance, they are the survival of the fittest. But this year’s ITU endurance world titles have an added challenge, they are smack bang in the middle of the Nevada desert in Henderson. Just outside one of […]

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ITU World Cup moves to Columbia

The penultimate round of the 2011 ITU World Cup series heads to Columbia this weekend. It’s the first time that Colombia has hosted a World Cup since 1992, when there was a race in San Andres. This year it’s the eighth stop on the 2011 World Cup tour, and the second-last, and big fields have […]

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Kienle and Cave Victorious in Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami

At this weekend’s Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami a pair of Germans duelled it out in the men’s race with Sebastian Kienle handing Michael Raelert a rare defeat in an Ironman 70.3 race. In the women’s competition Leanda Cave dominated in all three disciplines on her way to a successful defence of her title in Miami. […]

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Pan Ams the focus of WADA Outreach

WADA has been heartened by the impact of its Outreach during the first week of the Pan American Games in Mexico and is looking forward to continuing its success for the remainder of the program. It is the third time WADA has had an Outreach presence at the Games, although for the first time in […]

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IAAF 2011/12 Cross Country Permit Series – Two weeks to go!

Monaco – The series of 12 individual meetings which make up the calendar of the IAAF Cross Country Permit Events 2011/12 season will kick off inAtapuerca, Spain, on Sunday 13 November 2011. Over the course of the next four-and-a-half months, many of the world’s finest middle and long distance runners will be taking part in the series that […]

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Australian Sports Commission : The Future of Australian Sport

Press Release. Sport is fundamental to Australia’s society, culture and economy. Participation in sport improves mental and physical health, enhances community well-being and contributes significantly to employment. However, the role and nature of sport in Australian society continues to change with the emergence of new lifestyles, social values, technology and competitive advantage. Identifying these trends […]

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