Team World Triathlon

Updated: 11 Apr, 2024 07:25 am

Goal of project

We are only some months away from the end of the Paris Olympic Qualification Period (27 May 2024); therefore, the project will focus on the potential Olympic athletes for Paris 2024 until the end of May 2024.
The primary objective of this project is to provide support, resources, and expertise to athletes from emerging/developing National Federations (NF Group* 2, 3B, 3A) with the potential to compete at the World Triathlon Cup level and qualify for the Paris Olympic Games.
(*Note: for NF Groups please visit National Federation Survey)

Project Outline

- Two World Triathlon Cup events have been named as the Team World Triathlon events until the Olympic Qualification Cut-off Date (27 May 2024).
- Applications for athletes with the potential to qualify and compete at the Paris Olympic Games and who have already proven themselves at the World Triathlon Elite, U23, Junior World Championship, World Cup, or Continental Championships/Cup level will be favoured.
- Coaching, physiotherapy, and bike mechanic support will be available for the selected athletes at each event.
- The group will be accommodated as a ‘team’ and supported as such pre-, during, and post-event.
In addition to the application process, World Triathlon Development may invite athletes for each project in agreement with their respective National Federations.

Qualification Criteria

- Athletes must have been born in 1994 or later.
- Athletes must have the potential to be able to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games via one of the following qualification pathways:
        - Individual Olympic Qualification Ranking
        -  World Triathlon Ranking - Continental “New Flag”
        - Universality Invitational Place (IOC Tripartite Commission)
- Athletes must be registered and in good standing with their National Federations and have shown the ability to race at a high level.
- Injured or ill athletes are not accepted for the project. The illness or injury of a selected athlete must be reported immediately to World Triathlon Development.


Applications must be submitted in writing to World Triathlon Development, and each applicant must also be entered by their National Federation for the respective World Triathlon Cup event with World Triathlon via the online entry method by the closing date for entry of the specific event they are applying for. World Triathlon Development will not consider the application if the National Federation fails to register the applicant on time.

PLEASE NOTE: The applicant’s respective National Federation MUST submit all applications. The National Federation must be in good standing with World Triathlon as defined in the World Triathlon Constitution. 

Selected World Cups

Designated Event        Distance        Date of the World Cup        Application Deadline
2024 World Triathlon Cup Chengdu, China        Standard         29 April 2024         CLOSED
2024 World Triathlon Cup Samarkand Uzbekistan        Standard         18 May 2024         CLOSED



A Panel composed of World Triathlon Sport Department, Development, and project Head Coaches will decide on the selected athletes based on the project description (outline and qualification criteria) for the project within one (1) week of the application deadline and all applicant NFs with selected athletes will be informed accordingly.


All athletes selected will be funded as follows:
1. Hotel accommodation (on a shared basis) for a maximum of 5 nights
2. Meals – 3 per day (or a meal stipend)
3. Travel stipend*
4. Coaching, physiotherapy and bike mechanic support

*PLEASE NOTE: A travel stipend between 250 USD and 750 USD will be provided to each Team World Triathlon member per event. Please note that World Triathlon covers a maximum of 60% of the flight fare but not more than 750 USD per Team World Triathlon member per project.


The selected athletes will be tracked yearly to determine their progress. Feedback sheets/reports will be completed on the World Triathlon Education Hub ( by the respective project members and the head coach after each event.

Application form

Please complete the relevant application form online on or before the due dates.

Olympic Qualification: Paris 2024
For more details on Olympic Qualification criteria, please visit the following document on Paris2024-QS-Triathlon.pdf

Next Triathlon Generation - Team World Triathlon - After the Paris Olympic Games
After the 2024 Paris Olympic Games Qualification period,  World Triathlon will release a Next Triathlon Generation - Team World Triathlon Programme for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games & beyond in July 2024.

For more information on the Team World Triathlon project, please contact Zita Csovelyak, Head of National Federation Services & Development, at