Triathlon on 2012 Olympic programme

Triathlon on 2012 Olympic programme

By ITU Admin on 07/07/05 at 12:00 am

Singapore IOC 117th Session: For Immediate Release: The IOC today confirmed that Triathlon will continue to be a full programme sport at the Olympic Games through the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The IOC also confirmed their position that there would only be 28 sports on the summer programme, with a total of 10,500 athletes competing in 301 events.

ASOIF, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, asked unanimously that the scores of the votes not be released as they did not want the sports ranked to prevent any adverse affect on a sport’s marketing and media prospects.  The IOC Executive Board agreed with this request.

Triathlon, which first made it’s appearance on the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games celebrates it’s continued inclusion within the Olympic Family.