In a meeting held on February 4th via teleconference, the World Triathlon Executive Board discussed the re-start of the Olympic and Paralympic qualification periods.
After consultation with the athletes, coaches, medical and technical committees, the Board approved a decision to wait a few more weeks to see how the current situation with the Covid pandemic evolves before having finalizing the Olympic and Paralympic rankings.
The Board has decided that the Olympic and Paralympic qualification will not re-start before May 1st, with the final decision to be made on March 18th. The standings were frozen last March, with events that took place at the end of the 2020 season not counting for either the Olympic or Paralympic rankings
The Executive Board reviewed the planned calendar for the 2021 season, with the World Triathlon Championship Series and the World Triathlon World Cups due to restart after May 1st as well. World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki, due to take place on March 20th, has been cancelled by the Japanese Triathlon Union and the local organizing committee, due to the current travel restrictions in the region.