IOC announces triathlon schedule for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Save the dates: the International Olympic Committee has announced the competition schedule for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

| July 19, 2018 | NEWS

Athletes compete in the triathlon event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Athletes compete in the triathlon event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Triathlon fans will want to put these dates in their calendar - the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The men's triathlon will take place on Monday July 27, with the women's race taking place on Tuesday, July 28. The debut of the Triathlon Mixed Relay will happen on Saturday, August 1.

The individual races will feature the standard Olympic distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run) and will start early morning at Odaiba Marine Park. The Mixed Relay also takes place at Odaiba Marine Park. Each of the four athletes on the relay teams will complete a 300m swim, 7.5km bike and 1.5km run.

There will be 55 men and women in each of the individual races, while the relay teams will include countries with a minimum of two women and two men qualifiers.