Triathlon at the Olympics 2021 Live Telecast and Broadcast List

Triathlon is one of the sports at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Triathlon at the Olympics will be scheduled July 26 to 31, 2021 in Odaiba Marine Park. There are a total of 3 events and 110 competitors will take part in this sports. Below check the full info about Triathlon at the Olympics 2021 live telecast and broadcast list.

Triathlon is an endurance sport that combines swimming, road cycling and distance running, performed in that order. Events are conducted over a variety of distances but the ‘Olympic distance’ for men and women is a 1,500-metre swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run.

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The race is completed with no breaks from start to finish. There are no heats; both the men’s and women’s events consist of a single race. The first athlete to cross the finish line is the winner. Medallists in the men’s event will complete the distance in about one hour 45 minutes, while top women will finish in just under two hours.

Participating Nations – Triathlon at the Olympics 2021

France
Japan

Event Programme

  • Individual competition (Men/Women)
  • Mixed Relay

Triathlon History – Summer Olympics

The sport developed in the United States during the 1970s and became part of the Olympic programme at the Sydney 2000 Games, when more than half a million spectators lined the city streets to cheer the athletes.

An exciting development for Tokyo 2020 is the inclusion of a new mixed relay, with teams of two men and two women competing over a short-course triathlon (300m swim, 8km bike, 2km run) before tagging a teammate to set off. Taking around one hour 30 minutes to complete, athletes enjoy the rapid and unpredictable format, while crowds will relish the fast-moving action and frequent overtaking.

Triathlon has been part of the Games on only five occasions. Nevertheless, this level of global attention has greatly enhanced the sport’s profile and encouraged a rapid growth in participation.

The 30 Olympic medals awarded so far have been split between 13 countries, emphasising the sport’s worldwide strength. The men’s gold medal has been won twice by Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee, at London 2012 and Rio 2016. Accompanying him on the podium on both occasions was his brother Jonathan. A bronze medallist in London, the younger of the Brownlee siblings picked up silver in Rio to complete a famous family one-two.

Triathlon Schedule – Tokyo Olympics 2020

Date and Time: Mon 26 July 6:30 – 9:00

Venues: Odaiba Marine Park

  • Men
  • Men’s Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Tue 27 July 6:30 – 9:05

Venues: Odaiba Marine Park

  • Women
  • Women’s Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Sat 31 July 7:30 – 9:25

Venues: Odaiba Marine Park

  • Mixed Relay
  • Mixed Relay Victory Ceremony