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Extractions: Modern pentathlon The pentathlon, whether modern or ancient, has always been designed as a soldiers event. It was introduced to the ancient Olympics in the eighth century BC after the Spartans complained that too many Olympic events favoured civilians and did nothing to reward the skills of the warrior. In those days the sport was an elimination event featuring five disciplines: discus, spear throwing, long jump, running and wrestling. The idea was that weaker competitors were progressively eliminated until just two remained to wrestle for the title. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympics, obviously liked the idea and was keen to incorporate a similar event in the Games.
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS modern pentathlon olympic sport since 1912, ABOUT A young French cavalryofficer of the 19th century was sent on horseback to deliver a message. http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/programme/index_uk.asp?SportCode=MP
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Olympic Sports History - Modern Pentathlon of the sport shifted in 1959 to the newlyfounded US modern pentathlon and BiathlonAssociation (USMPBA), which established a Junior olympic development clinic http://www.athenshousing.com/olympicshistory/OlympicSports/Modern_Pentathlon.htm
Extractions: Home Check Availability Browse Accommodations Buy Olympic Event Tickets ... Submit A Special Request Olympic Sports History MODERN PENTATHLON The modern pentathlon was introduced at the 1912 Olympics as a test of military skillsor, at least, the skills that were traditionally taught at military academies of the time. It was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the chief founder of the modern Olympic Games. The concept behind the competition is that a military courier sets out on horseback to carry a message. Along the way, he has to fight a duel with epees, use his pistol, swim across a river, and then run through the woods to reach his goal. Only Army officers were allowed to participate in 1912, when the United States was represented by a 26-year-old second lieutenant, George S. Patton, a skilled rider and fencer. Patton did very well in four of the events and might well have won the gold medal except for his poor marksmanship. He finished 21st in the pistol shooting event, which dropped him to fifth overall. Scoring was originally based on a competitor's placing in the various events, with the lowest score winning. It's now based on a scoring table similar to the one used in track and field for the decathlon. Standards are set for each event and a competitor receives 1,000 points for equaling the standard. Points are added if the standard is exceeded and subtracted if the performance falls below the standard.
Extractions: Home Check Availability Browse Accommodations Buy Olympic Event Tickets ... Submit A Special Request (Please Click on picture for a Map of Olympic Athens) Athens Housing is your accommodations connection for hotels and private residence short-term rentals near the Goudi Olympic Hall in Athens in 2004. The Goudi Olympic Hall of Athens is located in the Athens suburb of Goudi and it is where all the modern pentathlon events are going to take place during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. We, at Athens Housing, are making every effort to secure affordable hotel and private accommodations in Athens for August 2004 for fans of Modern Pentathlon Olympic Events. Please feel free to browse through our our accommodations section to find something appropriate. If you see that there is no availability, please submit a form and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible to discuss private accommodations and hotel options for you. Athens 2004 Sport Events Tickets Olympic Games Events Schedule List of Olympic Sports - List of Olympic Venues - Ancient Olympics History - Modern Olympics History - Modern Winter Olympics - - Athens City Information - Guide to the Greek Islands The Sporades Islands The Ionian Islands (Eptanisa) The Dodecanese Islands ... Crete - Greece Sightseeing - Best of Greece - Greek History - Greek Boating - Foreign Embassies in Athens Foreign Consulates in Athens Athens 2004 Merchandise - Official Olympic Games Merchandise -
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Extractions: Home General Information Call For Papers Editorial Board ... Links In light of the International Olympic Committee's recent discussion to drop the Modern Pentathlon from the Olympic Games, the President of the United States Sports Academy, Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich and editors of the Sport Journal feel it timely and important to publish this Special Edition to bring attention to this grave matter. We add our support to retain the Modern Pentathlon as a vital and historic event in the Olympic Games. We are reprinting opinions of several International Olympic Committee members. The first is an abridged letter from Klaus Schormann, President of the Union Internationale De Penthathlon Moderne. President Schormann's letter is addressed to the President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge. Monaco, 5 November 2002 According to our discussion during our last meeting in Lausanne, the UIPM is sending a summary of its arguments and response to the Programme Commission report which it feels appropriate to be considered for the Sport of Modern Pentathlon to remain in the Olympic Programme. These arguments which cover a larger spectrum than those developed by the Programme Commission should be given to the IOC executive Board prior to their last meeting in November, and to the IOC Members in case the matter would be voted during the session in Mexico. Answer to the arguments of the Programme Commission
Modern Pentathlon . The combination of five completely different sports constitutesModern pentathlon, the most demanding sport of the olympic Games. http://www.athens2004.com/ModernPentathlon
Extractions: Emily deRiel (left) celebrates her silver medal in the pentathlon with U.S. teammate Mary Beth Iagorashvili, who finished fourth. AP SYDNEY, Australia (CNNSI.com) It took a while for the feeling to set in for Philadelphia native Emily deRiel after she captured the silver medal on Sunday in the first Olympic women's modern pentathlon. Britain's Stephanie Cook won the gold, after she passed deRiel on the fiinal lap of the 3-kilometer run. Britain's Kate Allenby won bronze. "I can't believe it still," deRiel said. "I feel like maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and it'll be the real thing. "I don't know how it happened. I really don't." DeRiel's medal was the first for an American since 1960, when Robert Beck won the bronze. The last American to win a silver was George Moore in 1948.
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Sports, Multi-Sports: Modern Pentathlon This category is for sites about the modern Pentathalon. modern pentathlon is amultievent olympic sport. modern pentathlon is a multi-event olympic sport. http://www.combose.com/Sports/Multi-Sports/Modern_Pentathlon/
Extractions: Top Sports Multi-Sports Modern Pentathlon ... Alberta Modern Pentathlon Association - Provincial governing body promoting the sport in Alberta, Canada. News, rules, forms, links, events calendar and classified ads. British Columbia Modern Pentathlon Association - Provides news, competitions calendar, spectator guide, along with athlete development, assistance and profiles. Scoring, rules and links are also featured. Cambridge University Modern Pentathlon Club - Offers details on training, social and competitive events calendar, news, photo gallery and links. Hellenic Modern Pentathlon Federation - Official site featuring organization info, national and international events, photos, and links. HickokSports.com: History: Modern Pentathlon - Features a short history of modern pentathlon, with a list of all Olympic champions in the sport. International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) - Union International de Pentathlon Moderne has the object to promote the development of the Modern Pentathlon with a view to raising the level of performances. The site includes news, rules, competitions, results, links, and a forum. Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain - Covers modern pentathlon events in Britain and includes membership information.
UK Online - Official ISP Of The Olympics Steph Cook and Kate Allenby completed a very successful Sydney olympic Games forTeam GB by winning the Gold The sports modern pentathlon consists of http://www.ukonline.net/olympics/?art=sportwatch&page=sportcode&sportid=16
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Modern Pentathlon who have won eight olympic gold medals in the history of the modern Games, arethe world leaders in the modern pentathlon, one of their national sports. http://www.ana.gr/olympics/English/pages/OlympicSports/ModernPentathlon.html
Extractions: History Olympic Venues Olympic Sports Greece Today ... Information Modern Pentathlon Indoor Outdoor Discontinued Olympic Sports Shooting, Fencing, Swimming, Riding and Cross-country running, respectively, competitions that test both the technical abilities and endurance of an athlete, comprise the combined Olympic event known as the Modern Pentathlon. The disciplines will be held in the following order: Shooting : The athletes compete with a 4.5mm air pistols, shooting four rounds of five shots each at a stationary target ten metres away. Fencing : A one-hit duel in which each athlete competes once against each rival, using epee swords that are electrically wired at the point for scoring. Swimming : The pentathletes swim a distance of 200m free-style, and are given points on performance. Riding : Riders cover a distance of 350-450m with obstacles (1.20 m. high), including one double and one triple obstacle. Cross-country running : The modern pentathlon ends with a 3,000m cross-country run by the athletes.
Olympic Sports modern pentathlon Shooting, Fencing, Swimming, Riding and Crosscountry running,respectively One of the older olympic team sports (first appearing in Paris http://www.ana.gr/olympics/English/pages/OlympicSports.html
Kiat.net: Olympic Games Modern Pentathlon Today s modern pentathlon entered the olympic program in 1912, largely as the initiativeof Pierre de Coubertin, who saw this sport as the supreme test of http://www.kiat.net/olympics/sports/mp.html
Extractions: @import url(../../style/default.css); kiat.net where are you :: home Olympics Sports Modern Pentathlon OLYMPIC MODERN PENTATHLON They call it the 'Modern Pentathlon' to distinguish it from the one which, for some 900 years, was a feature of the ancient Olympic Games and consisted of four athletic events and wrestling. The word 'pentathlon' comes from Greek, 'penta' meaning five and 'athlon' equals contest. This is a most demanding sport. An athlete has to be good to very good at target shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running in order to succeed. Today's modern pentathlon entered the Olympic program in 1912, largely as the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, who saw this sport as the supreme test of versatility and felt it was an ideal sport for army officers. The concept behind the competition is that a military courier sets out on horseback to carry a message. Along the way, he has to fight a duel with epees, use his pistol, swim across a river, and then run through the woods to reach his goal. And so it was: the sport gained quick acceptance especially in Sweden and Finland and for the first 30 years or so, only military personnel took part. Only Army officers were allowed to participate in 1912, when the United States was represented by a 26-year-old second lieutenant, George S. Patton, a skilled rider and fencer. Patton did very well in four of the events and might well have won the gold medal except for his poor marksmanship. He finished 21st in the pistol shooting event, which dropped him to fifth overall.
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