World Triathlon

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Media Guide

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FUN FACTS In Rio 2016, athletes from 42 countries competed, the highest number ever for triathlon at an Olympic Games. In London there were 39 NOCs, and in Beijing 2008, there were 36 NOCs that had qualified positions. Prior to that, there were 33 in Athens 2004 and 34 in Sydney 2000, although in those Olympics, there were 50 women and 50 men on the start lists as opposed to 55 now. 18 38 Egypt, Morocco and Romania have qualified a spot for the first time in the history of triathlon at the Olympic Games. Another four NOCs - Australia, Spain, France and Norway - have managed to qualify the maximum three men to compete in Tokyo. Four NOCs - Australia, Great Britain, Italy & USA - were able to qualify the maximum of three women for the Tokyo Olympics. A total of 18 teams will line up for the debut of the Mixed Relay at the Olympics. Of those 18, seven qualified through the Mixed Relay rankings - Australia, France, USA, Great Britain, New Zealand, Germany & the Netherlands. Three of them at the Mixed Relay Qualification Event in Lisbon - Belgium, Italy & Switzerland and Japan qualified a team as host country. A further 7 NFs qualified by having at least two men and two women in Tokyo via the individual rankings - Austria, Canada, Spain, Hungary, Mexico, South Africa & ROC. Only Australia will have six athletes competing in Tokyo 2020. 38 NOCs have qualified athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Games. NOC/NF 149 - World Triathlon Media Guide Tokyo 2020

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