IOC President Thomas Bach hosted members of the ITU Executive Board at Olympic House ©ITU

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach welcomed members of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Executive Board to Olympic House during the organisation's two-day meeting in Lausanne.

Bach joined the second day of the ITU Executive Board meeting, where the recent triathlon Tokyo 2020 test event was among the main topics discussed.

The competition in the Japanese capital earlier this month was shortened because of the heat, while the swimming section of the Paratriathlon event was cancelled due to concerns over bacteria levels in the water at Tokyo Bay.

ITU offcials deemed the water quality and temperature at the Odaiba Marine Park course to be within regulations for the triathlon race.

Bach and the ITU Executive Board also discussed triathlon's place on the Olympic programme during the meeting, which precedes the worldwide governing body's Congress tomorrow.

The second day took place at the IOC's new CHF145 million (£117 million/$149 million/€130 million) headquarters, which was inaugurated in June and has been described as one of the most sustainable buildings in the world.

"For us it's a great privilege to be here at the Olympic House explaining not only to our Board members, but also to the IOC President and the sports director our plans for the near future, and what we would like to achieve for the athletes that will compete in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games," said ITU President and IOC member Marisol Casado.

"It has been two days of fruitful debate with all the Board members, defining the direction of our organisation and our events, as well as our competition structure, for the next years."

The ITU Executive Board also approved the calendar of events for 2020, due to be announced at the Congress, and awarded the 2022 Multisport World Championships to Ibiza.

The Spanish island, which staged last year's European edition, was chosen to host the event ahead of rival bidder Pesaro in Italy.

The Multisport World Championships feature long-distance triathlon, aquathlon and cross triathlon.

"The Multisport World Championships has been incredibly successful in the last few years since we launched this product, and we have seen not only a great interest from cities to bid to host this event, but also from athletes willing to compete," said Casado.

"We are extremely proud of Ibiza being willing to host this event, as a clear proof of the legacy of our events, returning to the island only a few years after hosting the European event."