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Triathlon - 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Since making their Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, triathletes have been pushing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the first to the finish line taking gold. There will be men’s and women’s individual events in Copacabana.

The triathlon competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is scheduled to take place from 18 to 20 August 2016 at Fort Copacabana. Fifty-five athletes will compete each in the men's and women's events.

Athletes must complete a course consisting of a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run in the shortest possible time.

You will be amazed by the lung-bursting endurance and mental strength of the triathletes, not to mention the stunning beauty of the setting, alongside Copacabana beach.


All-time Triathlon Men's Top Medalists

Name Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Simon Whitfield Canada 1 1 0 2
Bevan Docherty New Zealand 0 1 1 2
Alistair Brownlee Great Britain 2 0 0 2
Jonathan Brownlee Great Britain 0 1 0 1
Henri Schoeman South Africa 0 0 1 1

All-time Triathlon Women's Top Medalists

Name Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nicola Spirig Switzerland 1 1 0 2
Emma Snowsill Australia 1 0 0 1
Kate Allen Austria 1 0 0 1
Gwen Jorgensen USA 1 0 0 1
Vicky Holland Great Britain 0 0 1 1

Participating Countries:

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Argentina

Argentina participated at the Olympic Games for the first time in 1900. It has participated at all subsequent Summer Olympics except in 1904, 1912 and, owing to its regime’s support for the Moscow boycott in 1980.

Australia

Australia has competed in every Summer Olympic Games except for the 1948 edition. Australia has hosted the Summer Olympic games twice; in 1956 in Melbourne and in 2000 in Sydney.

Austria

Austria has competed at most of the modern Olympic Games, missing only the 1920 Summer Olympics, from which it was barred because of its role in World War I.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan first participated at the Olympic Games as an independent nation in 1996, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then.

Barbados

Barbados first competed at the Summer Olympic Games in 1968, and has participated in each Games since then, missing only the 1980 Summer Olympics by participating in the American-led boycott of those games.

Belgium

Belgium has competed at most editions of the Olympic Games after making its first appearance at the 1900 Games. The nation was host to the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.

Bermuda

Bermuda first participated at the Olympic Games in 1936, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott.

Brazil

Brazil first participated at the Olympic Games in 1920, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the 1928 Games.

Canada

Canada has sent athletes to almost every Summer Olympic Games since its debut at the 1900 games with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics, which it boycotted.

Chile

Chile first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games, and has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games since then.

China

The Republic of China (ROC) participated in its first Summer Olympics in 1932 under the name of "China". After the Chinese Civil War the ROC retreated to the island of Taiwan, only Taiwan-based athletes have now competed on behalf of the country.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica first participated at the Olympic Games in 1936, but then missed the next four Olympiads. The nation returned to the Games in 1964, and has participated in every Summer Olympic Games since then.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic first participated at the Olympic Games as an independent nation in 1994, and has competed in every one since then. Prior to the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Czech athletes had competed at the Olympics from 1920 to 1992 as Czechoslovakia and from 1900 to 1912 as Bohemia.

Denmark

Denmark first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the sparsely attended 1904 Games.

Ecuador

Ecuador has competed in 12 Summer Olympic Games. The nation from South America won its first medal when Jefferson Pérez won the gold medal in the men's 20 km walk at the 1996 Olympic Games.

Estonia

After declaring independence from Russia in 1918, Estonia first competed as a nation in 1920. Estonian athletes took part in the Olympic Games until the country was invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940. After the end of the Soviet occupation in 1991, Estonia has participated in all Olympics.

Finland

Finland first participated at the Olympic Games in 1908, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. Finland was also the host nation for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

France

France has competed in every modern Olympic Games, although its participation at the 1904 Games is questionable, with Albert Corey's appearance being credited by different sources to either the United States or France.

Germany

Athletes from Germany have taken part in most of the Olympic Games since the first modern Games in 1896. Germany has hosted three Olympic Games, in 1936 both the Winter and Summer Games, and the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Great Britain

Great Britain was one of 14 teams to compete in the first Games, the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, and is one of only three nations (France and Switzerland are the others) to have competed at every Summer Olympic Games.

Hungary

Hungary first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games, and has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games since then. The nation was not invited to the 1920 Games after World War I, and it was forced to participate in the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Ireland

A team representing Ireland has competed at the Summer Olympic Games since 1924. The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) was formed in 1922 prior to the formal establishment of the Irish Free State. There has been controversy over whether the team represents the Republic of Ireland or the entire island of Ireland, which comprises both the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Israel

Israel has competed at the Olympic Games as a nation since 1952. As the team represented the Jewish community, it boycotted the 1936 Games in Germany in protest of the Nazi Party's anti-Semitic policies. Israel has sent a team to each Summer Olympic Games since 1952 except in the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott.

Italy

Italy has competed at all the modern Olympic Games. Italy has won a total of 235 gold medals which makes them the 5th most successful country in Olympic history, after the USA, the Soviet Union, Germany and Great Britain.

Japan

Japan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912, and has competed at almost every Games since then. The nation was not invited to the 1948 Games after World War II, and Japan was part of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Jordan

Jordan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1980, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then.

Mauritius

Mauritius first participated at the Olympic Games in 1984, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. Mauritius also supported the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Mexico

Mexico first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900 and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since 1924.

Netherlands

The Netherlands first sent athletes to the Olympic Games in 1900, and has participated in almost all Games since then. In 1956, the nation boycotted the Games in Melbourne as a protest against the Soviet invasion in Hungary just a few weeks before the beginning of the Games.

New Zealand

Officially, New Zealand has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since 1908. For its first two Games, in 1908 and 1912, New Zealand competed with Australia in a combined Australasia team. New Zealand first sent an independent team in 1920.

Norway

Norway first participated at the Summer Olympics in 1900, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then, except for the sparsely attended 1904 Games and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow when they participated in the American-led boycott.

Poland

Poland first participated at the Olympic Games in 1924, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the 1984 Games, when they participated in the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Portugal

Portugal first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912 and has since taken part in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games. as the Portuguese National Olympic Committee.

Russia

Russia has competed at the modern Olympic Games on many occasions, but as different nations in its history. The Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and Russia hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Slovakia

Slovakia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1994, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then. Prior to the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovak athletes competed for Czechoslovakia at the Olympics. Then, until the independence, they competed as a part of Yugoslavia.

Slovenia

Slovenia first participated as an independent nation at the Olympic Games in 1992, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then. Slovenian athletes first competed at the Olympics in 1912 as a part of the Austrian team.

South Africa

South Africa first participated at the Olympic Games in 1904, and sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games until 1960.

Spain

Spain first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, and has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games since 1920. Spain boycotted the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany, and also boycotted the 1956 Games in Melbourne because of the Soviet Union's invasion of Hungary. Spain hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Sweden

Sweden first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then with one exception, the sparsely attended 1904 Summer Olympics.

Switzerland

Switzerland has sent athletes to compete in every Games since it first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games. Switzerland boycotted the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, but the equestrian events for those Games were held in Stockholm, Sweden earlier that year, where the Swiss dressage team won a bronze medal.

Ukraine

Ukraine first participated at the Olympic Games as an independent nation in 1994, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. The first athlete who won the gold medal for the yellow-blues was Oksana Baiul.

United States of America

The United States of America has sent athletes to every celebration of the modern Olympic Games, except the 1980 Summer Olympics, during which it led a boycott. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is the National Olympic Committee for the United States.


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