OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES
2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team (Almere- Netherlands)
International Triathlon Union and Almere Organising Committee Statement (29th May 2020):
The Executive Board of World Triathlon has approved on a meeting held this Thursday to postpone the Multisport World Championships, due to be hosted in Almere (The Netherlands) from September 4 to September 13, 2020. The event will now take place in 2021, with dates to be confirmed at a later stage. The Multisport World Championships in Townsville (Australia) has been subsequently moved to 2022, while Ibiza (Spain) will now host the event in 2023.
World Triathlon wants to thank the three organizing committees and their respective National Federations and local governments for their flexibility and willingness to accommodate the new dates, in order to minimize the impact that the current pandemic will have short and mid-term.
“This has not been an easy decision to take for any of us, but considering the situation of athletes around the world, many of them with not enough access to training due to lockdown, and with travel restrictions applying still to many countries, we all agreed that the best option for all was to move the events all one year”, explained the World Triathlon President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado.
“The local organisers in Almere, Townsville and Ibiza have been working tirelessly with our staff to continue with all the preparations, but also to look at the best option in the future. This agreement between us all will secure that we can provide an event in the next three years with the excellency and the success that we have done in previous occasions, providing the perfect scenario for athletes, friends and family to enjoy 10 days of multisport and triathlon at its best”, she said.
Triathlon Australia Statement (29th May 2020):It was with a heavy heart that Triathlon Australia notified 2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team applicants that the 2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group Multisport World Championships which were to occur in September in Almere, Netherlands had to be cancelled. Due to the cancellation of this event Triathlon Australia is unable to select a team to attend this 2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group World Multisport Championships.
Triathlon Australia understands the effort and sacrifice each 2020 Australian age group team applicant has made across the 2019-2020 triathlon/ multisport domestic seasons to reach this point. Due to these unprecedented times Triathlon Australia will be offering 2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team applicants (Sprint Distance Duathlon – Draft Legal, Standard Distance Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross Triathlon, Aquabike and Long Distance Triathlon) an automatic selection onto the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team (Almere, Netherlands) into the individual distances which they had applied for the 2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team (Almere, Netherlands). Automatic selection will need to be validated by 2020 age group team applicants and this process will be outlined in the 2021 Australian Age Group Multisport Team (Almere, Netherlands) Selection Policy.
As an organisation Triathlon Australia would like to thank 2020 Australian Age Group Team applicants for there patience and calmness during these incredibly challenging times. Triathlon Australia looks forward to seeing Australian age group athletes on the start line in Almere at the 2021 International Triathlon Union Age Group Multisport World Championships.
2020 INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION AGE GROUP WORLD MULTISPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Venue: Almere, Netherlands - Cancelled
2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group Multisport World Championships Events:
Sprint Distance Duathlon (Draft Legal) (5km run, 20km cycle, 2.5km run) - Cancelled
Standard Distance Duathlon (10km run, 40km cycle, 5km run) - Cancelled
Cross Triathlon (1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike ride, 8km) - Cancelled
Aquathlon (1km swim, 5km run) - Cancelled
Aquabike (3km swim, 120km cycle) - Cancelled
Long Distance Triathlon (3.km swim, 120km cycle, 30km run) - Cancelled
Due to the Covid-19 global health crisis the International Triathlon Union has decided to postpone the 2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group Multisport World Championships which were to be held in Almere, Netherlands from the 4th of September to the 13th of September 2020. The International Triathlon Union has moved the 2020 Almere Multisport event to the year 2021 with a date to be confirmed.
2021 International Triathlon Union Age Group Multisport World Championships Townsville, Australia has been moved by the International Triathlon Union to a date to be confirmed in 2022.
2022 International Triathlon Union Age Group Multisport World Championships Ibiza has been moved by the International Triathlon Union to a date to be confirmed in 2023.