Organization of World Championship 2008 to Almere  

On Sunday 15th of July 2007, during the closing ceremony of the World championship Long Distance Triathlon in Lorient(France) the organization of the WC 2008 was officially given to 'Stichting Holland Triathlon'. They will organize this big event on August 31st 2008.

Press Center

The presscenter (Havenhoofd, Almere Haven (behind the appartmentbuilding) is open
Friday August 29th, 14.00 - 17.00 hrs
Saturday August 30th, 6.00 - 22.30 hrs
Sunday August 31st, 7.00 - 18.00 hrs.

Press Conference

There will be a Press Conference for the latest news on thursday, august 28th 2008. The Press Conference will start at 14.00 hrs on the following location;

Business Center CenterParcs De Eemhof
Slingerweg 1
3896 LD Zeewolde


Press accreditation is only possible through the Netherlands Sportjournalists Association (NSP) Please contact the NSP through or

Chairman Roely Graman accepted the flag from a representive of the International Triathlon Union (ITU). With this the responsibily of organizing the WC is transferred to Almere. Roely Graman expressed her expectation of organizing a great Championship in 2008 and invited the many athletes present at the ceremony to join the Championship in 2008.

Last weekend a delegation of the 'Stichting Holland Triathlon' was present in Lorient to prepare for the 2008 World Championship. They spoke with local event organisers and representatives of the ITU.