Triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Opera House
Dates16 and 17 September
Competitors100 from 34 nations
Triathlon at the
2000 Summer Olympics

Triathlon made its official debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. This sporting event was held at the Sydney Opera House. Forty-eight triathletes contested the female event on September 16, while fifty-two contested the male event on September 17, making up a total of 100 competitors. Each competitor starts the event with a 1500-metre swim course, followed by a 40 kilometre road bicycle race and finish with a 10 kilometre road run. Each consecutive event in triathlon runs in sequence, without any respite, so that the athlete who crossed the line in first place at the end of the run would be the winner.


Five nations won medals in the two inaugural triathlon events. Switzerland was the only nation to earn more than one, winning a gold and a bronze in the women's competition.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
Simon Whitfield
Stephan Vuckovic
Jan Řehula
 Czech Republic
Women's individual
Brigitte McMahon
Michellie Jones
Magali Messmer


All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Event Date Start Time
Women's Triathlon September 16 10:00
Men's Triathlon September 17 10:00

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 1 2
2  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
3  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
4  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
4  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 1 1


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