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Bidding for World Triathlon Series 2019 opens

18 hours 51 min ago
The International Triathlon Union has opened the bidding process for the 2019 World Triathlon Series. Cities interested in hosting the sport’s most prestigious races must submit their candidacy by February 20, 2018. The successful cities will be announced by April 29. “Every season, the World Triathlon Series brings the world’s best triathletes to the world’s greatest cities, offering them global exposure and a worldwide audience, as well as the thrill and live atmosphere of elite-level racing,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Each year, the WTS attracts thousands of triathletes and spectators to our events, and by hosting one of these exciting races, we offer your city the perfect way to promote the enormous positive benefits of sport and to bring comprehensive international attention to your city”. “The 2019 season will see a particularly amazing series of races as the athletes also compete to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, both as individuals and as teams. As such, we want to produce the very best stages on which these remarkable men and women can show their talents to the world. The interest from cities wishing to host our top-tier events has never been greater. Over the past five years, we have consistently grown and expanded and we consider it a huge honour to see more and more venues, National Federations and local governments willing to work in close cooperation with us to deliver these world-class events”, said Kris Gemmell, Manager of the ITU World Triathlon Series.   The ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) is the sport’s premier triathlon series and features the best triathletes on the planet racing head-to-head in up to ten events every year, held all around the world and including the Grand Final. In addition to competing for the title of World Champion, athletes vie for the sport’s highest cumulative prize-money purse.   The WTS comprises Olympic Distance events (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run), sprint distance events (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run), two-day semi-final/final formats, and Mixed Relay events. For the second time, 2019 will see ITU hold the Mixed Relay Series, giving cities the chance to host an event with both the individual and team races, or one or the other. Hosting a WTS event offers the opportunity to showcase your city to an audience of millions via our live international television broadcast, in addition to attracting thousands of international visitors and...

ITU approves changes on the competition rules for 2018

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:48
The International Triathlon Union Executive Board, met in Edmonton, has approved some significant changes in the competition rules for the 2018 season. The changes, which include withdrawals, penalties, quotas, qualifications and paratriathlon rules updates, will be applied from January 10, 2018. “Our Technical Committee along with various other committees and the Sport department has worked really hard during this year to adapt our rules to the new circumstances and try to have a safer and fairer field of play ever”, said ITU President and IOC member, Marisol Casado. “Our team has studied all cases and possibilities and applied new rules, changed some that were obsolete or updated some other in order to guarantee the best conditions for all our athletes. We also wanted to provide a fantastic and engaging spectacle in every single one of our events, and with those changes, I am sure we will”, said Gergely Markus, ITU Sport Director. In the 2018 season, disk brakes will be allowed. In Paratriathlon, from now on there will be nine sport classes as a replacement of sub-classes for PTVI and PTWC, with six Paratriathlon medal events remaining as in 2017. To avoid athletes withdrawing from events in the weeks prior, National Federations will only have 48 hours to do any substitutions or withdrawals. Penalties for doing so after 30 days before the event can be avoided with the “joker” rule, with a specific amount of opportunities federation by federation. One of the changes is related with the prohibited use of communication devices of any type, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smart watches and two-way radios during a competition in a distractive manner. Also, cameras, phone cameras and video cameras are prohibited unless permission is given by the ITU. One of the new rules approved by the Executive Board reads that an athlete cannot physically assist the forward progress of another athlete on any part of the course. This will result in both athletes being disqualified. In 2018, an annual pre-participation evaluation (PPE) will be mandatory for all athletes competing in Youth, Junior, U23, Elite and Paratriathlon events. To miss the briefing will result in a delayed start for any competitions, including triathlon, for all categories. The delay will be determined by the distance of the event, the same way as the penalty time applicable. Regarding clothing, trisuits must be textile material, while if an athlete decides to wear...

ITU approves changes on the competition rules for 2018

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:47
The International Triathlon Union Executive Board, met in Edmonton, has approved some significant changes in the competition rules for the 2018 season. The changes, which include withdrawals, penalties, quotas, qualifications and paratriathlon rules updates, will be applied from January 10, 2018. “Our Technical Committee along with various other committees and the Sport department has worked really hard during this year to adapt our rules to the new circumstances and try to have a safer and fairer field of play ever”, said ITU President and IOC member, Marisol Casado. “Our team has studied all cases and possibilities and applied new rules, changed some that were obsolete or updated some other in order to guarantee the best conditions for all our athletes. We also wanted to provide a fantastic and engaging spectacle in every single one of our events, and with those changes, I am sure we will”, said Gergely Markus, ITU Sport Director. In the 2018 season, disk brakes will be allowed. In Paratriathlon, from now on there will be nine sport classes as a replacement of sub-classes for PTVI and PTWC, with six Paratriathlon medal events remaining as in 2017. To avoid athletes withdrawing from events in the weeks prior, National Federations will only have 48 hours to do any substitutions or withdrawals. Penalties for doing so after 30 days before the event can be avoided with the “joker” rule, with a specific amount of opportunities federation by federation. One of the changes is related with the prohibited use of communication devices of any type, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smart watches and two-way radios during a competition in a distractive manner. Also, cameras, phone cameras and video cameras are prohibited unless permission is given by the ITU. One of the new rules approved by the Executive Board reads that an athlete cannot physically assist the forward progress of another athlete on any part of the course. This will result in both athletes being disqualified. In 2018, an annual pre-participation evaluation (PPE) will be mandatory for all athletes competing in Youth, Junior, U23, Elite and Paratriathlon events. To miss the briefing will result in a delayed start for any competitions, including triathlon, for all categories. The delay will be determined by the distance of the event, the same way as the penalty time applicable. Regarding clothing, trisuits must be textile material, while if an athlete decides to wear...

ITU launches the Triathlon Mixed Relay Series

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 06:07
ITU is pleased to announce the launch of the new Mixed Relay Series, with two events in 2018. The Series will make its official debut in Nottingham on June 7, as part of the Leeds World Triathlon Series, with the athletes having another chance of earning points for the Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Ranking in July in the Edmonton Mixed Relay Series, as well as in the Mixed Relay World Championships in Hamburg. The Mixed Relay Series will help boost the interest of athletes and spectators alike on the new addition to the Olympic Programme for Tokyo 2020: the Triathlon Mixed Relay. Although the Olympic qualification criteria is still subject to the approval of the IOC Executive Board in February 2018, it is expected to kick off on May 11, 2018, and finish on the same day in 2020. There will be various ways to qualify for Tokyo 2020 and earn one of the 55 spots available for men and 55 for women. As a new addition to the previous qualification criteria, there will be Mixed Relay events counting towards the qualification. With unpredictable drama and the display of team pride, the Triathlon Mixed Relay format is triathlon racing at its most thrilling. It is also a great chance to show the world what we are made of - we are a federation who strongly believe in gender balance and we showcase it at every single event. Now, and for the years before the Olympic Games, athletes will have the chance of competing in excellent events to earn points for the Olympic Qualification Ranking and guarantee their spot in the Tokyo 2020 pontoon. Marisol Casado, President of ITU and IOC Member, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the launch of the Mixed Relay Series. Since we have the Mixed Relay added to the Olympic Programme, and with the debut in Tokyo 2020 in mind, we want to push all athletes and most of all, all National Federations to join us in the Series and vie for one spot which will allow the teams to fight for another Olympic medal. The Mixed Relay is an event that gives the sport something very important: a sense of team building. But most important, is an event that demonstrates that women and men can compete together but both are equally important to the success of the team. And I am sure that all those teams will shine brightly in Nottingham for the debut of the Series.” The Mixed Relay Series will debut in June 7 for the inaugural Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham. The event is set to take place on June 7, and will witness...

ITU launches the Triathlon Mixed Relay Series

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 06:07
ITU is pleased to announce the launch of the new Mixed Relay Series, with two events in 2018. The Series will make its official debut in Nottingham on June 7, as part of the Leeds World Triathlon Series, with the athletes having another chance of earning points for the Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Ranking in July in the Edmonton Mixed Relay Series, as well as in the Mixed Relay World Championships in Hamburg. The Mixed Relay Series will help boost the interest of athletes and spectators alike on the new addition to the Olympic Programme for Tokyo 2020: the Triathlon Mixed Relay. Although the Olympic qualification criteria is still subject to the approval of the IOC Executive Board in February 2018, it is expected to kick off on May 11, 2018, and finish on the same day in 2020. There will be various ways to qualify for Tokyo 2020 and earn one of the 55 spots available for men and 55 for women. As a new addition to the previous qualification criteria, there will be Mixed Relay events counting towards the qualification. With unpredictable drama and the display of team pride, the Triathlon Mixed Relay format is triathlon racing at its most thrilling. It is also a great chance to show the world what we are made of - we are a federation who strongly believe in gender balance and we showcase it at every single event. Now, and for the years before the Olympic Games, athletes will have the chance of competing in excellent events to earn points for the Olympic Qualification Ranking and guarantee their spot in the Tokyo 2020 pontoon. Marisol Casado, President of ITU and IOC Member, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the launch of the Mixed Relay Series. Since we have the Mixed Relay added to the Olympic Programme, and with the debut in Tokyo 2020 in mind, we want to push all athletes and most of all, all National Federations to join us in the Series and vie for one spot which will allow the teams to fight for another Olympic medal. The Mixed Relay is an event that gives the sport something very important: a sense of team building. But most important, is an event that demonstrates that women and men can compete together but both are equally important to the success of the team. And I am sure that all those teams will shine brightly in Nottingham for the debut of the Series.” The Mixed Relay Series will debut in June 7 for the inaugural Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham. The event is set to take place on June 7, and will witness...

ITU launches the Triathlon Mixed Relay Series

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 06:07
ITU is pleased to announce the launch of the new Mixed Relay Series, with two events in 2018. The Series will make its official debut in Nottingham on June 7, as part of the Leeds World Triathlon Series, with the athletes having another chance of earning points for the Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Ranking in July in the Edmonton Mixed Relay Series, as well as in the Mixed Relay World Championships in Hamburg. The Mixed Relay Series will help boost the interest of athletes and spectators alike on the new addition to the Olympic Programme for Tokyo 2020: the Triathlon Mixed Relay. Although the Olympic qualification criteria is still subject to the approval of the IOC Executive Board in February 2018, it is expected to kick off on May 11, 2018, and finish on the same day in 2020. There will be various ways to qualify for Tokyo 2020 and earn one of the 55 spots available for men and 55 for women. As a new addition to the previous qualification criteria, there will be Mixed Relay events counting towards the qualification. With unpredictable drama and the display of team pride, the Triathlon Mixed Relay format is triathlon racing at its most thrilling. It is also a great chance to show the world what we are made of - we are a federation who strongly believe in gender balance and we showcase it at every single event. Now, and for the years before the Olympic Games, athletes will have the chance of competing in excellent events to earn points for the Olympic Qualification Ranking and guarantee their spot in the Tokyo 2020 pontoon. Marisol Casado, President of ITU and IOC Member, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the launch of the Mixed Relay Series. Since we have the Mixed Relay added to the Olympic Programme, and with the debut in Tokyo 2020 in mind, we want to push all athletes and most of all, all National Federations to join us in the Series and vie for one spot which will allow the teams to fight for another Olympic medal. The Mixed Relay is an event that gives the sport something very important: a sense of team building. But most important, is an event that demonstrates that women and men can compete together but both are equally important to the success of the team. And I am sure that all those teams will shine brightly in Nottingham for the debut of the Series.” The Mixed Relay Series will debut in June 7 for the inaugural Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham. The event is set to take place on June 7, and will witness...

ITU launches the Triathlon Mixed Relay Series

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 06:07
ITU is pleased to announce the launch of the new Mixed Relay Series, with two events in 2018. The Series will make its official debut in Nottingham on June 7, as part of the Leeds World Triathlon Series, with the athletes having another chance of earning points for the Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Ranking in July in the Edmonton Mixed Relay Series, as well as in the Mixed Relay World Championships in Hamburg. The Mixed Relay Series will help boost the interest of athletes and spectators alike on the new addition to the Olympic Programme for Tokyo 2020: the Triathlon Mixed Relay. Although the Olympic qualification criteria is still subject to the approval of the IOC Executive Board in February 2018, it is expected to kick off on May 11, 2018, and finish on the same day in 2020. There will be various ways to qualify for Tokyo 2020 and earn one of the 55 spots available for men and 55 for women. As a new addition to the previous qualification criteria, there will be Mixed Relay events counting towards the qualification. With unpredictable drama and the display of team pride, the Triathlon Mixed Relay format is triathlon racing at its most thrilling. It is also a great chance to show the world what we are made of - we are a federation who strongly believe in gender balance and we showcase it at every single event. Now, and for the years before the Olympic Games, athletes will have the chance of competing in excellent events to earn points for the Olympic Qualification Ranking and guarantee their spot in the Tokyo 2020 pontoon. Marisol Casado, President of ITU and IOC Member, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the launch of the Mixed Relay Series. Since we have the Mixed Relay added to the Olympic Programme, and with the debut in Tokyo 2020 in mind, we want to push all athletes and most of all, all National Federations to join us in the Series and vie for one spot which will allow the teams to fight for another Olympic medal. The Mixed Relay is an event that gives the sport something very important: a sense of team building. But most important, is an event that demonstrates that women and men can compete together but both are equally important to the success of the team. And I am sure that all those teams will shine brightly in Nottingham for the debut of the Series.” The Mixed Relay Series will debut in June 7 for the inaugural Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham. The event is set to take place on June 7, and will witness...

ITU’s Executive Board meets in Edmonton

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 06:04
The Executive Board of I TU has met during three days in Edmonton (Canada), where they also attended the fourth edition of the Science and Triathlon Conference. Edmonton, home of the 2020 Grand Final, hosted an intense week of debate and discussions on several important issues. “Those have been three days of intensive work planning and defining the direction of our organization for the next four years, and also approving some decisive steps towards the success of our development projects and the debut of the Mixed Relay in Tokyo 2020,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “I feel really confident that with the work that we have been doing during last year, and the commitment from all the Board members, we will continue to push our organization even further. We have agreed and approved the pillars of our new Strategic Plan that will be guiding ITU’s actions for the next four years”. One of the main topics of the Executive Board meeting was the Strategic Plan 2018-2021, approved by the Executive Board and Congress in September, and now unveiled with all the actions to follow during the next four years. With a changing environment and to ensure the global leadership of ITU within the sports community, ITU’s staff has worked to establish an action plan that will ensure the growth of triathlon worldwide and to ensure the standards of excellence and good governance of ITU. During the board meeting, it was presented the new rankings and the qualification criteria for the Tokyo 2020 Games, a period that will start in May 2018, and planned to guarantee that the best athletes can participate in the Olympic Games. It is also designed to give opportunities to all the regions and National Federations to have their chance for the Olympic glory. The proposed qualification criteria, which has to be approved by the International Olympic Committee in February 2018, will be based on both individual athletes and teams, to guarantee the maximum possible number of teams competing in Tokyo 2020 at the debut of the Mixed Relay. The Board gave the green light to the launch of the Mixed Relay Series, with two events in 2018: Nottingham, in June, and Edmonton, in July. Both events will be hosted along with a World Triathlon Series, in Leeds and in Edmonton, and will give ranking points for the Olympic Qualification Ranking, as will the Mixed Relay World Championship in Hamburg and the Continental Championships. The Executive Board approved two more...

ITU’s Executive Board meets in Edmonton

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 06:04
The Executive Board of I TU has met during three days in Edmonton (Canada), where they also attended the fourth edition of the Science and Triathlon Conference. Edmonton, home of the 2020 Grand Final, hosted an intense week of debate and discussions on several important issues. “Those have been three days of intensive work planning and defining the direction of our organization for the next four years, and also approving some decisive steps towards the success of our development projects and the debut of the Mixed Relay in Tokyo 2020,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “I feel really confident that with the work that we have been doing during last year, and the commitment from all the Board members, we will continue to push our organization even further. We have agreed and approved the pillars of our new Strategic Plan that will be guiding ITU’s actions for the next four years”. One of the main topics of the Executive Board meeting was the Strategic Plan 2018-2021, approved by the Executive Board and Congress in September, and now unveiled with all the actions to follow during the next four years. With a changing environment and to ensure the global leadership of ITU within the sports community, ITU’s staff has worked to establish an action plan that will ensure the growth of triathlon worldwide and to ensure the standards of excellence and good governance of ITU. During the board meeting, it was presented the new rankings and the qualification criteria for the Tokyo 2020 Games, a period that will start in May 2018, and planned to guarantee that the best athletes can participate in the Olympic Games. It is also designed to give opportunities to all the regions and National Federations to have their chance for the Olympic glory. The proposed qualification criteria, which has to be approved by the International Olympic Committee in February 2018, will be based on both individual athletes and teams, to guarantee the maximum possible number of teams competing in Tokyo 2020 at the debut of the Mixed Relay. The Board gave the green light to the launch of the Mixed Relay Series, with two events in 2018: Nottingham, in June, and Edmonton, in July. Both events will be hosted along with a World Triathlon Series, in Leeds and in Edmonton, and will give ranking points for the Olympic Qualification Ranking, as will the Mixed Relay World Championship in Hamburg and the Continental Championships. The Executive Board approved two more...

Great success of the Science & Tri Conference in Edmonton

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 01:13
More than 150 persons gathered during three days in Edmonton (Canada) for the fourth edition of the Science and Triathlon Conference. Top coaches, experts and researchers in the endurance sport discussed and focussed on how to apply the latest science and research into best practices for coaching triathlon. During two days, the world’s best experts delivered the latest cutting-edge science in a practical hands-on way. So practical, that graphic artist Sam Hester summarized in an exceptional and innovative way: drawing. So if you missed the conference, here you can find absolutely everything about all the presentations, roundtables and keynote speakers.

Great success of the Science & Tri Conference in Edmonton

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 01:13
More than 150 persons gathered during three days in Edmonton (Canada) for the fourth edition of the Science and Triathlon Conference. Top coaches, experts and researchers in the endurance sport discussed and focussed on how to apply the latest science and research into best practices for coaching triathlon. During two days, the world’s best experts delivered the latest cutting-edge science in a practical hands-on way. So practical, that graphic artist Sam Hester summarized in an exceptional and innovative way: drawing. So if you missed the conference, here you can find absolutely everything about all the presentations, roundtables and keynote speakers.

ITU Photographer’s Best of 2017 Gallery: Janos Schmidt

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 11:00
At ITU, we are so lucky to work with some of the best triathlon photographer’s in the world. Capturing events such as the World Triathlon Series, World Cups and the Multisport World Championships, their images showcase the beauty and power of our sport. So we are so pleased to draw the attention over to them and put them in the spotlight to allow them to share with triathlon fans across the globe what their favourite photos were from the 2017 season. This week we are so pleased to showcase the work from the Hungarian Wonder, Janos Schmidt! Janos is based in Budapest and is one of the O.G. photographers for ITU, after having shot his first event with us in 2007, he just completed his 10th year of triathlon! Janos has a unique eye that brings a special talent to his race photos. Take a close look at his galleries as he always has the ability to capture the best facial expressions of the athletes, something that has become somewhat of a signature move in his photos for ITU. However, despite his creativity to capture swimming, biking and running, Janos is not a full-time sports photographer. In fact, he is an award-winning and world-renowned photojournalist. Some of his accolades include winning the prize for Best Sport and Best News Picture in his home nation of Hungary. He also has won multiple awards for his mobile photography, where he captures street pictures in black and white. Here Janos showcases 20 of his favourite photos from the 2017 season, so enjoy his picks and make sure to follow him on Instagram @janosmschmidt

ITU Photographer’s Best of 2017 Gallery: Janos Schmidt

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 11:00
At ITU, we are so lucky to work with some of the best triathlon photographer’s in the world. Capturing events such as the World Triathlon Series, World Cups and the Multisport World Championships, their images showcase the beauty and power of our sport. So we are so pleased to draw the attention over to them and put them in the spotlight to allow them to share with triathlon fans across the globe what their favourite photos were from the 2017 season. This week we are so pleased to showcase the work from the Hungarian Wonder, Janos Schmidt! Janos is based in Budapest and is one of the O.G. photographers for ITU, after having shot his first event with us in 2007, he just completed his 10th year of triathlon! Janos has a unique eye that brings a special talent to his race photos. Take a close look at his galleries as he always has the ability to capture the best facial expressions of the athletes, something that has become somewhat of a signature move in his photos for ITU. However, despite his creativity to capture swimming, biking and running, Janos is not a full-time sports photographer. In fact, he is an award-winning and world-renowned photojournalist. Some of his accolades include winning the prize for Best Sport and Best News Picture in his home nation of Hungary. He also has won multiple awards for his mobile photography, where he captures street pictures in black and white. Here Janos showcases 20 of his favourite photos from the 2017 season, so enjoy his picks and make sure to follow him on Instagram @janosmschmidt

ITU seeks Education Assistant

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 20:53
ITU Sport Department is looking to appoint an Education Assistant to fulfill the growing demands of ITU development and operations. Position: Education Assistant Salary/contractor fee: Negotiable (To commensurate with experience) The Assistant undertakes to respect all fiscal and social legislation, particularly those in force in his/her country of residence.  In particular, the ITU will not pay any social charges, as the Assistant is acting in an independent capacity. Location: Europe – potentially home office position Reports to: Senior Manager of Development Status: Permanent Start Date: ASAP – latest February 2018 Job Description: The successful applicant will be responsible for working closely with the Senior Manager of Development: Development projects: Information and updates on the ITU website Team ITU’s logistics management Development database management and maintenance Development documents updates and filing Support for preparation of reports, presentations and other relevant documentation Seminars/courses/e-learning: Communication with participants Managing projects in the ITU Education Hub Facilitators’ performance assessment coordination Progress report call Certificates Technical Officials’ Assessments review Communication with Facilitators on Assignments Expense reports Requirements: A degree or equivalent experience in sports administration Knowledge of sport and the Olympic movement is required Project management ability Strong work ethic and attention to quality and detail Able to work independently and as a team member Effective oral and written communication skills in English Computer (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) Preferred Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills other than English, preferably Spanish or French or Chinese or Russian Clear, logical thinker able to analyse requirements and propose pragmatic solutions Ability to plan effectively, managing time of self and others Makes decisions based on objective criteria Knowledge of Moodle platform usage Application Procedure: Applicants who are interested in applying for this position must respond by submitting a resume, portfolio of projects and a cover letter containing supportive information they consider relevant, including the reasons for applying for the position and why they consider themselves suitable. Please examine carefully the job description. Candidates are also requested to state their actual salary and their salary...

ITU seeks Education Assistant

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 20:53
ITU Sport Department is looking to appoint an Education Assistant to fulfill the growing demands of ITU development and operations. Position: Education Assistant Salary/contractor fee: Negotiable (To commensurate with experience) The Assistant undertakes to respect all fiscal and social legislation, particularly those in force in his/her country of residence.  In particular, the ITU will not pay any social charges, as the Assistant is acting in an independent capacity. Location: Europe – potentially home office position Reports to: Senior Manager of Development Status: Permanent Start Date: ASAP – latest February 2018 Job Description: The successful applicant will be responsible for working closely with the Senior Manager of Development: Development projects: Information and updates on the ITU website Team ITU’s logistics management Development database management and maintenance Development documents updates and filing Support for preparation of reports, presentations and other relevant documentation Seminars/courses/e-learning: Communication with participants Managing projects in the ITU Education Hub Facilitators’ performance assessment coordination Progress report call Certificates Technical Officials’ Assessments review Communication with Facilitators on Assignments Expense reports Requirements: A degree or equivalent experience in sports administration Knowledge of sport and the Olympic movement is required Project management ability Strong work ethic and attention to quality and detail Able to work independently and as a team member Effective oral and written communication skills in English Computer (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) Preferred Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills other than English, preferably Spanish or French or Chinese or Russian Clear, logical thinker able to analyse requirements and propose pragmatic solutions Ability to plan effectively, managing time of self and others Makes decisions based on objective criteria Knowledge of Moodle platform usage Application Procedure: Applicants who are interested in applying for this position must respond by submitting a resume, portfolio of projects and a cover letter containing supportive information they consider relevant, including the reasons for applying for the position and why they consider themselves suitable. Please examine carefully the job description. Candidates are also requested to state their actual salary and their salary...

Science & Tri Conference hits Edmonton

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 19:12
The fourth ITU Science & Triathlon Conference is set to hit Edmonton (Canada) this week, with top coaches, experts and researchers in the endurance sport gathering for the two-day seminar slated for 6-7 December. Offering a mix of the world’s most accomplished coaches coupled with top international sports scientists, this unique conference will focus on how to apply the latest science and research into best practices for coaching triathlon. “This is the fourth edition of the Science & Triathlon Conference, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved until now. We have created an event that offers our coaches and researches the best networking conditions to share experiences and knowledge so that we can the most in-depth and innovative information available for training triathletes and paratriathletes,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “The programme offers both groundbreaking sports science as well as tried and true practices that will produce better coaches and therefore better, faster and stronger athletes”. “This year’s programme will serve all endurance sports scientists and coaches looking to obtain the most relevant research on producing winning athletes. But most of all, it will be a great opportunity for the experts to join together to make educated guesses on what the future holds for the sport of triathlons” she said. The Conference will start with Alex Hutchinson talking about hype and reality in sports science, to then move on to Dr. Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre who will speak about knowledge transfer and how to get the most out of scientific research when working with athletes, as well as a talk about sustainable motivation for elite athletes and coaches. The first day will also be the moment of listening to two gold medallist coaches, with Inaki Arenal, from Spain, and Malcolm Brown, coach from British Triathlon, taking the floor. Enhancing parent-coach interactions to maximise athletes’ engagement and development,  updates and current evidences of altitude training effectiveness will be covered as well, adapting to Training and Competing in the Heat or Training and Competing in a Polluted Environment will be discussed as well.

Science & Tri Conference hits Edmonton

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 19:12
The fourth ITU Science & Triathlon Conference is set to hit Edmonton (Canada) this week, with top coaches, experts and researchers in the endurance sport gathering for the two-day seminar slated for 6-7 December. Offering a mix of the world’s most accomplished coaches coupled with top international sports scientists, this unique conference will focus on how to apply the latest science and research into best practices for coaching triathlon. “This is the fourth edition of the Science & Triathlon Conference, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved until now. We have created an event that offers our coaches and researches the best networking conditions to share experiences and knowledge so that we can have the most in-depth and innovative information available for training triathletes and paratriathletes,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “The programme offers both groundbreaking sports science as well as tried and true practices that will produce better coaches and therefore better, faster and stronger athletes”. “This year’s programme will serve all endurance sports scientists and coaches looking to obtain the most relevant research on producing winning athletes. But most of all, it will be a great opportunity for the experts to join together to make educated guesses on what the future holds for the sport of triathlons” she said. The Conference will start with Alex Hutchinson talking about hype and reality in sports science, to then move on to Dr. Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre who will speak about knowledge transfer and how to get the most out of scientific research when working with athletes, as well as a talk about sustainable motivation for elite athletes and coaches. The first day will also be the moment of listening to two gold medallist coaches, with Inaki Arenal, from Spain, and Malcolm Brown, coach from British Triathlon, taking the floor. Enhancing parent-coach interactions to maximise athletes’ engagement and development,  updates and current evidences of altitude training effectiveness will be covered as well, adapting to Training and Competing in the Heat or Training and Competing in a Polluted Environment will be discussed as well.

Science & Tri Conference hits Edmonton

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 19:12
The fourth ITU Science & Triathlon Conference is set to hit Edmonton (Canada) this week, with top coaches, experts and researchers in the endurance sport gathering for the two-day seminar slated for 6-7 December. Offering a mix of the world’s most accomplished coaches coupled with top international sports scientists, this unique conference will focus on how to apply the latest science and research into best practices for coaching triathlon. “This is the fourth edition of the Science & Triathlon Conference, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved until now. We have created an event that offers our coaches and researches the best networking conditions to share experiences and knowledge so that we can have the most in-depth and innovative information available for training triathletes and paratriathletes,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “The programme offers both groundbreaking sports science as well as tried and true practices that will produce better coaches and therefore better, faster and stronger athletes”. “This year’s programme will serve all endurance sports scientists and coaches looking to obtain the most relevant research on producing winning athletes. But most of all, it will be a great opportunity for the experts to join together to make educated guesses on what the future holds for the sport of triathlons” she said. The Conference will start with Alex Hutchinson talking about hype and reality in sports science, to then move on to Dr. Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre who will speak about knowledge transfer and how to get the most out of scientific research when working with athletes, as well as a talk about sustainable motivation for elite athletes and coaches. The first day will feature to two gold medallist coaches, with Inaki Arenal, from Spain, and Malcolm Brown, coach from British Triathlon, taking the stage. Enhancing parent-coach interactions to maximise athletes’ engagement and development,  updates and current evidences of altitude training effectiveness will be covered as well, adapting to Training and Competing in the Heat or Training and Competing in a Polluted Environment will be discussed as well.

Science & Tri Conference hits Edmonton

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 19:12
The fourth ITU Science & Triathlon Conference is set to hit Edmonton (Canada) this week, with top coaches, experts and researchers in the endurance sport gathering for the two-day seminar slated for 6-7 December. Offering a mix of the world’s most accomplished coaches coupled with top international sports scientists, this unique conference will focus on how to apply the latest science and research into best practices for coaching triathlon. “This is the fourth edition of the Science & Triathlon Conference, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved until now. We have created an event that offers our coaches and researches the best networking conditions to share experiences and knowledge so that we can have the most in-depth and innovative information available for training triathletes and paratriathletes,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “The programme offers both groundbreaking sports science as well as tried and true practices that will produce better coaches and therefore better, faster and stronger athletes”. “This year’s programme will serve all endurance sports scientists and coaches looking to obtain the most relevant research on producing winning athletes. But most of all, it will be a great opportunity for the experts to join together to make educated guesses on what the future holds for the sport of triathlons” she said. The Conference will start with Alex Hutchinson talking about hype and reality in sports science, to then move on to Dr. Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre who will speak about knowledge transfer and how to get the most out of scientific research when working with athletes, as well as a talk about sustainable motivation for elite athletes and coaches. The first day will feature to two gold medallist coaches, with Inaki Arenal, from Spain, and Malcolm Brown, coach from British Triathlon, taking the stage. Enhancing parent-coach interactions to maximise athletes’ engagement and development,  updates and current evidences of altitude training effectiveness will be covered as well, adapting to Training and Competing in the Heat or Training and Competing in a Polluted Environment will be discussed as well.

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