The World Triathlon Executive Board has approved the cancellation of the 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Chengdu and the 2022 World Triathlon Cup Weihai, after the Local Organising Committee and the China Triathlon Sports Association formally requested the cancellation of both events due to the impact of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in China.
According to the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Policy applied by the Chinese government, all travelers from aboard still have to go through “14+7” days of quarantine in designated hotels, a time during which the athletes and staff would not have access to training facilities, and which makes it impossible to move forward with the events.
Therefore, in order to protect the health and safety of all athletes, coaches, staff and volunteers, all the involved parties have approved the cancellation of both events, which were planned to take place in September and October 2022.
The local organisers and the CTSA are committed to continue working towards staging these events in 2023 and continue hosting top-class events in the near future. World Triathlon will work together with CTSA to continue the development and growth of the sport of triathlon in China which is a key territory for World Triathlon.