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Illustrated History of the Olympic Triathlon

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Updated July 08, 2012

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First Olympic triathlon in Sydney, Australia, 2000
Illustrated History of the Olympic Triathlon

Swimmers at the first Men's Triathlon at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Photo by Adam Pretty/Allsport
The Olympic triathlon is still a relatively new Olympic sport. In 1994, at the International Olympic Committee's Congress in Paris, France, triathlon was awarded full medal status in the Olympic games and triathlon made its debut at the 2000 Olympic Summer Games in Sydney, Australia.

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