The World Triathlon Executive Board, met via teleconference and have decided to extend the suspension of all activities of the International Federation until June 30th, due to the current situation worldwide with the COVID-19 outbreak.
This suspension includes WTS Yokohama, three African (ATU) cups, three American (PATCO) events, four Asian (ASTC) cups, one event in Oceania (OTU) and eight in Europe, (ETU) plus the Yokohama Paratriathlon Series and Paratriathlon World Cup.
This decision prolongs the start to the season for all Triathletes including Bermuda trio Flora Duffy, Erica Hawley and Tyler Smith.
“The suspension of all activities doesn’t mean at all that we stop working. We are meeting with athletes, coaches, National Federations, Continental Confederations, the IOC, the IPC, the organizers and our Committees involved in these activities to work on alternative dates and possibilities, as well as monitoring daily the situation while following the World Health Organization recommendations”, explained World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado.
With the new dates for the Olympics and Paralympics now in place, World Triathlon is now working closely not only on the preparations for the events in 2021, but also with athletes, coaches and the IOC to establish new dates and events for resuming the Olympic and Paralympic Qualification rankings. We have also agreed with all five Continental Confederations to suspend the Continental events also until June 30th.