Beijing Olympics Triathlon information - the lowdown
Posted Aug 11 2008 9:04pm
This post will have all the Beijing Olympics Triathlon information you’d ever need to keep track of the 1.5km swim, 40k bike, and 10k run that triathletes will cover in their race for the precious gold, silver, and bronze medals. As a reminder, this is only the third Olympics that has had Triathlon as an event, so our history there is young. Then again, it makes it so exciting and at each of the previous two we have seen big upsets.
When: August 18th Women’s / August 19th Men’s both at 10am local Beijing Time.
Time zone conversions: 10am Beijing = 7pm Vancouver/L.A. prev. day = 10pm NY/Toronto prev. day = 3am London same day = Moscow 6am same day = 12pm Sidney same day
Below is the number of triathletes each nation is taking (men and women combined). As you can see, only six lucky countries earned enough points at ITU World Cup races around the world to take the maximum three men and three women. The other countries have mixtures of more women than men or vice-versa. I have to say that it saddens me to not see any from Central America!
6: New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, United States
5: Australia, France, Japan, Great Britain, Russia
4: Spain, Italy, Austria
3: Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland, China, South Africa, Brazil
2: Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Netherlands, Mexico
1: Bermuda, Syria, Estonia, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Chile, Sweden, Greece, Hungary, Denmark, Slovakia