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Posted: May 29, 2008

Triathlon: WCSN to Deliver Online Highlights of ITU World Cup Events

Watch over 50 IAAF Events Live and On-Demand at

On-Demand Coverage Includes European and World Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 29, 2008) -- World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) is providing a special highlight show recapping every stop on the 2008 ITU World Cup Series including the highly-anticipated World Championships taking place in Vancouver next week. Fans will get an in-depth look into each event, including athlete interviews, behind the scenes action and highlights from the event all on

The annual BG Triathlon World Cup Series features 16 dynamic events in some of the most spectacular venues across the world. In addition to winning substantial prize money at each stop, athletes earn points to secure Olympic spots for their nation. The top 8 countries in the men's and women's Olympic rankings will get to send a full team comprised of three athletes to the Olympic Games in Beijing, China this August.

The U.S men's team is currently in 7th place, thanks to a stellar performance by Matt Reed at the Madrid World Cup over the weekend. Reed will be competing at the Worlds in Vancouver on June 8, the final event to offer Olympic qualifying points, to ensure the U.S remains one of the eight countries to have three men on their Olympic team. The U.S. women have already secured their three slots. Both the U.S. men and women will be selecting their final team members based on the results of the Des Moines World Cup on June 22.

ITU Highlight shows will be posted on-demand on Please visit for updated schedules, news, results, photo galleries and more information.

WHAT: Highlight shows of 2008 ITU World Cup Series
WHEN: Now - November 2008

June 8 Vancouver, CAN Vancouver World Championships 
June 22 Des Moines, USA Des Moines BG Triathlon World Cup 
July 5 Hamburg, GER Hamburg BG Triathlon World Cup
July 13 Tiszaujvaros, HUN Tiszaujvaros BG Triathlon World Cup
July 20 Kitzbuhel, AUT Kitzbuhel BG Triathlon World Cup
Sept 27 Lorient, FRA Lorient BG Triathlon World Cup 
Oct 12 Chiapas, MEX Chiapas BG Triathlon World Cup 
Nov 16 Huatulco, MEX Huatulco BG Triathlon World Cup

*Highlight show posted after the event.
World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) is the premier destination for fans of Olympic and lifestyle sports, delivering an immersive experience via exclusive live and on demand coverage of world class competitions, interaction with top athletes and in depth access to sports news and information year round.

WCSN offers comprehensive coverage of over 60 sports disciplines, through exclusive long term programming agreements across a number of key International Federations and National Governing Bodies. Major championship events in sports ranging from Track & Field, Skiing, Swimming, Gymnastics and Cycling to Volleyball, Karate and Taekwondo are featured online at and on television via WCSN's 24/7 cable sports network. WCSN also markets Olympic sports in partnership with International Federations, National Governing Bodies, local organizations, clubs, sponsors, and through related websites and publications.

About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the national governing body for triathlon - the fastest growing sport in the U.S. - as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 2,300 races and connects with more than 100,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games, and the Olympic Games.

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