The World Triathlon Executive Board met this Thursday, via videoconference, to monitor the latest updates regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 and its impact on the triathlon family, as well as to continue discussions around preparations for the second half of the year and the next season.
The Board received updates from the Operational Working Group that meets with Continental Confederations, local organisers and National Federations to reallocate events at the end of the year, with the goal to re start the season as soon as it is safe and fair to do so for all athletes, coaches, officials and spectators.
The Financial group presented their latest actions including World Triathlon applying for subsidies offered by the Swiss, Spanish and Canadian governments, where the International Federation has its headquarters and offices.
The Executive Board also approved the 2019 financial statements, that will now be sent to the external auditors.
The Board gave the green light to the inclusion of Duathlon as an invitational sport in the next edition of The World Games, that will take place in Birmingham (US) in 2022, and discussed the status of National Federations in relation to the planning of the next World Triathlon congress, which will take place in Paris in November.