The annual Triathlon Conference of Presidents took place in Prague on February 17-18, marking its fortieth edition. Organized by the Czech Triathlon Association, the event was held at the prestigious Diplomat Hotel and gathered the entire management of the Europe Triathlon organization.
A notable participant in the conference was Marisol Casado, the president of the World Triathlon Organization and a member of the senior management of the International Olympic Committee. Representing Ukraine was Bogdan Mykhalus, the president of the Ukrainian Triathlon Federation.
The conference weekend kicked off with the convening of the Europe Triathlon Board, setting the stage for strategic endeavors and cooperative efforts pertaining to the year 2024. The main day of the conference featured a concise yet enriching program, covering various topics such as financial matters, developmental strategies, initiatives in paratriathlon, marketing endeavors, and governance protocols. Attendees also had the privilege of witnessing illuminating presentations from the Local Organizing Committees overseeing the premier championships of the current year, building excitement for the upcoming season and beyond.
On February 17, the Americas Triathlon Cup La Guaira was held in Venezuela at the standard distance. Ukraine was represented by Vitalii Vorontsov, who took ninth place.
Vitalii scores 150 points in the World Triathlon Rankings and moves up one step. This is the first start this season and the next one is the Americas Triathlon Cup La Habana.
On January 27-29, Ukrainian triathletes visited Lviv again to determine the best among juniors and younths. Yurii Tiuitiunnyk and Yeva Soroka became winners among juniors. Mikitenko Vladislav and Sofiia Bondarenko claimed the silver medal. Bronze was for Nesvat Maxim and Belousova Kristina. Dana Soroka and Goncharuk Illya became winners among U17. Shmanova Adele and Kirilovich Igor best triathletes among U15.
The Ukrainian Triathlon Federation is actively developing kids triathlon. Since 2013, the country has hosted a Kids League, in which children aged from nine to 13 years old take part. The first stage of the Kids League took place in Lviv, which brought together 83 participants.
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On December 15, more than two hundred competitors arrived in Lviv. All age-groups from all regions of Ukraine were represented, including Donetsk.
Sergey Kostenko (Zaporizhzhia) and Sofiia Bondarenko (Poltava) became the winners of the national championship. Oleksiy Astafyev and Daria Berezhna claimed the silver medal. Bronze was for Dmytro Malyar and Mariia Aha.
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Dear Thomas Bach,
The Triathlon Federation of Ukraine vehemently opposes the inclusion of representatives from aggressor countries in the 2024 Olympic Games. Individuals holding Russian or Belarusian passports should be barred from any international competitions, regardless of their status under a national or neutral flag.
We count on a responsible decision and leadership from the IOC!
President of the Triathlon Federation of Ukraine
On November 25, the Ukrainian Triathlon Federation (UTF) report conference was held online.
During the meeting, the reports of the President of the Triathlon Federation of Ukraine, Bohdan Mikhalus, the audit commission, and the heads of the committees on the results of the Federation’s work in 2023 were heard.
By a majority of votes, it was decided to consider the work of the Federation in 2023 as good, and the report of the audit commission was approved.
Based on the results of the work, the following decisions were made:
• the composition of the national team of Ukraine for 2024 was approved;
• the draft calendar plan of triathlon competitions for 2024 was approved;
• it was decided to create a working group for the development and approval of changes to the Statute of the UTF, provisions on separate subdivisions of the UTF, the new version of the triathlon rules;
• revision commission, rules for triathlon of UTF;
• procedure for preventing violations of the World Anti-Doping Code;
• licensing procedure for UTF members in 2024.
Dear participants and supporters of triathlon!
We would like to inform you about decisions made regarding violations of anti-doping rules by some of our athletes. According to the World Anti-Doping Code, the following decisions have been taken:
1. Yuliya Yelistratova:
- Disqualification until June 5, 2026.
- After the end of the disqualification, Yulia may participate in local competitions, excluding triathlons, provided that these competitions do not qualify for national or international levels.
2. Ivan Menshykov:
- Temporary suspension pending the final decision on disqualification.
- No right to participate in any competitions or other activities sanctioned or organized by the signatory party or its members, as well as in international or national competitions. An exception is made for special anti-doping educational or rehabilitation programs.
3. Ban for Coaches:
- All coaches must successfully complete the Adel (in Ukraine) and AntyDoping (for participation in international events) courses by the end of 2023.
- The absence of certificates will result in a ban on including coaches in the official delegation for international competitions.
These decisions are intended to ensure honesty and fairness in our sports community. We appeal to all athletes and coaches with understanding and recognition of the importance of adhering to anti-doping norms to preserve the integrity and great spirit of sports.
Sincerely, President of the Ukrainian Triathlon Federation
Decision of the Ukrainian Triathlon Federation from November 25, 2023
World Anti-Doping Code
The junior team of the national triathlon team of Ukraine is holding a training camp in Lviv before the winter championship of Ukraine in triathlon (aquathlon).
Another bicycle was handed out during the gathering.
By this point in the season, the Soroka sisters had already performed on the new equipment and successfully represented their homeland on the international stage.
Later, Sofiia Bondarenko received a new bicycle. And during the gathering, a new bicycle was presented to Illia Honcharuk.