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Nice triathlon event cancelled amid security concerns

Posted Sep 20, 2016 by AFP
The Nice-Cote d'Azur triathlon scheduled for October 1 and 2 has been cancelled amid security concerns, the French Triathlon Federation announced on Tuesday.
Competitors run into the sea at the start of the 4th edition of the Nice Ironman Triathlon  on June ...
Competitors run into the sea at the start of the 4th edition of the Nice Ironman Triathlon, on June 22, 2008 in Nice, French Riviera
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The Nice-Cote d'Azur triathlon scheduled for October 1 and 2 has been cancelled amid security concerns, the French Triathlon Federation announced on Tuesday.

Security required for the event which would bring together 1,200 people would require "too great a commitment of public order forces already mobilised otherwise", the federation said in a statement.

After the Bastille Day truck attack in the Riviera resort in July that claimed 85 lives, a number of events have been cancelled, including the European road cycling championships from September 14-18.