Modern Pentathlon Australia For the first time in olympic Games history, women will be able tocompete in the modern pentathlon. In January of 1999 the IOC http://www.pentathlon.org.au/mpa-history.htm
Extractions: The ancient pentathlon consisting of running the length of the stadium, jumping, throwing the spear, throwing the discus and wrestling was introduced for the first time at the 18th Olympiad in 708 BC, probably by the Spartans as a method of training soldiers. The earliest recorded winner of the ancient pentathlon was Lampis of Sparta, 2 707 years ago. Admiration for the ancient pentathlon was fully shared by the founder of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The modern pentathlon , introduced at the 5th Olympiad in Stockholm, Sweden, 1912, comprised of the contemporary sports of pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running, embracing the spirit of its ancient counterpart. It was De Coubertin's belief that it would be the event, above all others, that "tested a man's moral qualities as much as his physical resources and skills, producing thereby the ideal, complete athlete". The choice of the five diverse and unrelated sports which make up the modern pentathlon arose out of the romantic adventures of a liaison officer whose horse is brought down in enemy territory. Having defended himself with his pistol and sword, he swims across a raging river and delivers the message on foot. Not surprisingly, it was the military which most enthusiastically adopted this new sport with its inherent demands of courage, coordination, physical fitness, self-discipline and flexibility in ever changing circumstances.
Potted History Some early history about women and the olympics Married year old British schoolgirlentered the modern pentathlon event in the Stockholm olympic Games, but http://www.olympicwomen.co.uk/Potted.htm
Extractions: Potted History Some early history about women and the Olympics Married women were barred from the Ancient Olympic Games but prostitutes or virgins were allowed to spectate. Kallipateria was the first female Olympic boxing coach in 440 BC. The first female Olympic champion was a Spartan princess called Kynisca, in 392 BC. She was also the first woman to become a champion horse trainer when her horses and chariot competed and won in the Ancient Olympic Games. Women had their own athletic games of Hera from about 1000 BC. Women were originally the prizes Ballooning, croquet and golf (1900) were once Olympic events in which women competed. Please see Statistics for more information. two Olympic sports in 1900 - tennis and golf. Sports historians now accept that women were involved in the yachting. Old programmes of the Paris Exposition show that women also participated in ballooning, croquet, equestrianism, golf, tennis and yachting. Bearing this in mind, we take the view that all women who took part in these sports were Olympians.
Stephanie Cook Note Stephanie Cook won the 2001 Women's modern pentathlon World Championship and StephanieCook Willie Banks Matt Biondi Preserving olympic history The ISOH http://www.woa.org/cook.htm
Mary Beth Iagorashvili Athlete Bio USOC Athlete of the Year modern pentathlon. Did You Know? Participantin the first womens modern pentathlon in olympic history. http://www.olympic-usa.org/cfdocs/athlete_bios/bio_template.cfm?ID=378&Sport=Mod
Sydney Olympics: Modern Pentathlon Medal History Medal history olympic MEN'S modern pentathlon MEDAL WINNERS. YEAR, GOLD,SILVER, BRONZE. 1996, ATLANTA, Aleksandr Parygin, Kazakhstan, Eduard http://www.sportserver.com/SportServer/olympics/00sydney/sportserver/pentathlon_
Extractions: OLYMPIC MEN'S MODERN PENTATHLON MEDAL WINNERS YEAR GOLD SILVER BRONZE ATLANTA Aleksandr Parygin Kazakhstan Eduard Zenovka Russian Janos Martinek Hungary BARCELONA Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek Poland Attila Mizser Hungary Eduard Zenovka Unified Team SEOUL Janus Martinek Hungary Carlo Massullo Italy Vakhtang Yagorashvili Soviet Union LOS ANGELES Daniele Masala Italy Svante Rasmuson Sweden Carlo Massullo Italy MOSCOW Anatoly Starostin Soviet Union Tamas Szombathelyi Hungary Pavel Lednev Soviet Union MONTREAL Janusz Pyciak-Peciak Poland Pavel Lednev Soviet Union Jan Bartu Czechoslovakia MUNICH Andras Balczo Hungary Boris Onischenko Soviet Union Pavel Lednev Soviet Union MEXICO CITY Bjorn Ferm Sweden Andras Balczo Hungary Pavel Lednev Soviet Union TOKYO Ferenc Torok Hungary Igor Novikov Soviet Union Albert Mokeyev Soviet Union ROME Ferenc Nemeth Hungary Imre Nagy Hungary Robert Beck United States MELBOURNE Lars Hall Sweden Olavi Mannonen Finland Vaino Korhonen Finland HELSINKI Lars Hall Sweden Gabor Benedek Hungary Istvan Szondy Hungary LONDON William "Willie" Grut Sweden George Moore Unite States Gosta Gardin Sweden BERLIN Gotthardt Handrick Germany Charles Leonard United States Silvano Abba Italy LOS ANGELES Johan Oxenstierna Sweden Bo Lindman Sweden Richard Mayo United States AMSTERDAM Sven Thofelt Sweden Bo Lindman Sweden Helmuth Kahl Germany PARIS Bo Lindman Sweden Gustaf Dyrssen Sweden Bertil Uggla Sweden ANTWERP Gustaf Dyrssen Sweden Erik de Laval Sweden Gosta Runo Sweden STOCKHOLM Gosta Lilliehook Sweden Gosta Asbrink Sweden Georg de Laval Sweden
Extractions: Sponsored by The Decathlon in Olympic History Table of Contents: The Jim Thorpe Story When King Gustav V of Sweden presented awards at the 1912 Olympic Games of Stockholm, he proclaimed to the decathlon winner, an American Indian named Jim Thorpe, as the world's top athlete. "You sir, are the world's greatest athlete." Incidentally, Jim is purported to have replied, "Thanks, King" to the Swedish monarch, a story, true or not, which itself has become part of the Thorpe saga. Ever since, the Olympic decathlon champion or world record holder has been dubbed "the World's Greatest Athlete." And rightly so, since the decathlon is the only objective test of all around athletic ability. Decathletes must contest ten separate events and have those performances tallied on a standard scoring table. The decathlon measures basic sporting ability like jumping, sprinting and throwing. Within the backdrop and rules of track and field, decathlon champions must exhibit, the 4 S's: speed, spring, strength and stamina. Since 1912 great decathlon champions like Bob Mathias, Rafer Johnson, Bruce Jenner and Daley Thompson and others have become household names. But they all owe much to the legend of Thorpe.
British Columbia Modern Pentathlon Association Provides news, competitions calendar, spectator guide, along with athlete development, assistance Category Sports MultiSports modern pentathlon and women, women were included in the olympic level competition modern pentathlonhas provided the basic training and competitive experience A Bit of history. http://www.bcmpa.bc.ca/
Extractions: Newsletters Try your hand at a sport that requires endurance, agility, coordination, speed and precision! Modern Pentathlon is an Olympic sport which includes Pistol Shooting, Epee Fencing, Swimming, Equestrian Show Jumping and Cross Country Running. PROVINCIALS RIDE UPDATE Click on the New Balance icon to read more from our sponsor. Surf through the Competitions and Athlete Development pages to find out more! Modern Pentathlon - An Overview Modern Pentathlon is one of the oldest sports in the Modern Olympic Games. The founder of the Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin introduced Modern Pentathlon in the 1912 Stockholm Games. The sport was to highlight the all round athlete who is competent in five sports. The events are air pistol shooting, swimming, running, fencing and riding. Although the sport involves both men and women, women were included in the Olympic level competition for the first time in 2000 in Sydney. Modern
BBC SPORT | OLYMPICS 2000 is the largest outdoor venue in olympic history. the pavilions, situated in the olympicPark, play and fencing in the modern pentathlon, rhythmic gymnastics http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/static/in_depth/olympics/2000/venues/park
Extractions: The Olympic Stadium is the largest outdoor venue in Olympic history. The stadium, which will hold the opening and closing ceremonies (15 September and 1 October respectively), the athletic events and the football final, holds 110,000 people. It has already witnessed world-record crowds for rugby union internationals. In all, its cost is estimated at around Aus$690m. After the conclusion of the Olympics, the two temporary open grandstands will be removed, leaving two permanent grandstands, and the capacity will be reduced to 80,000. While the stadium will host the final of the football, the preliminary rounds will be held at the Sydney Football Stadium (cap: 42,000), Melbourne Cricket Ground (cap 98,000), Brisbane Cricket Ground (cap: 37,000) and the Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide (cap: 20,000). >> Athletics Events Guide The Olympic Stadium is the largest outdoor venue in Olympic history. The stadium, which will hold the opening and closing ceremonies (15 September and 1 October respectively), the athletic events and the football final, holds 110,000 people. It has already witnessed world-record crowds for rugby union internationals. In all, its cost is estimated at around Aus$690m. After the conclusion of the Olympics, the two temporary open grandstands will be removed, leaving two permanent grandstands, and the capacity will be reduced to 80,000.
Modern Olympics original Games, has a clear, concise history. hockey, gymnastics, handball, judo,modern pentathlon, rowing, shooting by the International olympic Committee (IOC http://www.johncarlos.com/modern.html
Extractions: Development The revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, unlike the original Games, has a clear, concise history. team dominated the track and field events, taking first place in 9 of the 12 events. The Games were a success, and a second Olympiad, to be held in France, was scheduled. Olympic Games were held in 1900 and 1904, and by 1908 the number of competitors more than quadrupled the number at Athensfrom 311 to 2,082. Although the Olympic Games have been increasingly politicized, the ideal of the world's best athletes competing against each other in the arena of so-called pure sport has been at least partially realized, especially from the athletes' point of view. And even though skill and courage are manifested by most Olympic participants, the great gold medalists are the ones who are most often remembered. More History
The History Of The Olympic Games The history of the olympic Games. Rhythmic; Trampolining. Handball; Hockey; Judo;modern pentathlon; Rowing; Sailing; Shooting; people showed up for the olympic Gamesin http://www.wsd1.org/earlgrey/Grp2History.htm
Extractions: The History of the Olympic Games The first Olympic Games were held at Olympia in 776 BC. Some people have thought that the games in 776 BC were not the first games, but the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa. (Olympia is in Greece) The only event held at the first Olympics was the stadium footrace. The Olympics were important to the Ancient Greeks. The only event in the first 13 games was a running race of 192 meters. Archologists have traced the founding of the Olympic games to King Iphitos, who planted the olive tree from which the wreaths for the winners were cut. Olympic Games were held in the valley of Olympia in Greece every four years for almost 1200 years. Inspired by the ancient Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin started the modern Olympic Games in 1896. They attracted about 245 athletes (ALL MEN) in 43 events. At the Sydney 2000 Games, more than 10,000 athletes will take part in 300 events. The Olympic Movement has survived wars, and terrorism to become a symbol of the ability of the people of all nations to come together in peace and friendship. The Ancient Olympic Games, honored Zeus, the king of the gods. In 708 B.C., wrestling and the pentathlon were added. The pentathlon was jumping, running, discus throw, the javelin throw, and wrestling all together. Boxing was added in 688 B.C., and the four-horse chariot race was added in 680 B.C. Horse racing was added in 648 B.C. Some unusual events included in the Olympics were a race in armour, a chariot race called the apene in which two mules pulled the chariot, and a competition for trumpeters.
MPWC 2001 - Modern Pentathlon Brief history, top. modern olympics and chairman of the International olympic Committee(IOC The legend of modern pentathlon is of a Napoleonic cavalry officer http://www.mpwc.co.uk/pentathlon.html
Extractions: Brief History top The most beautiful athletes of them all are the pentathletes - Aristotle Modern pentathlon owes its existence to a legend, the pentathlons of Ancient Greece and the tireless efforts of Baron Pierre de Courbertin, founder of the Modern Olympics and chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for over three decades. The legend of modern pentathlon is of a Napoleonic cavalry officer who is sent to deliver an urgent dispatch. Given an unfamiliar horse, he rode across challenging terrain under enemy fire shooting a number of his pursuers. His ammunition expended, he was then confronted by a soldier with his sword drawn. He won the duel and remounted his horse only to reach a river which his steed could not cross. Our gallant hero swam the river and then ran the rest of the way to deliver his message successfully. Baron Pierre de Courbertin sought to include in the Modern Olympics an event which embraced the spirit of the ancient pentathlon where pentathletes competed in the diverse disciplines of discus, javelin, jumping, running and wrestling. He achieved his goal in 1912 when modern pentathlon was introduced at the Olympic Games in Stockholm with the five disciplines of shooting, fencing, swimming, riding and running reputedly influenced by the tale of the cavalry officer.
Hickok's Sports History: Biathlon 13.6 Top of page. Index to Biathlon history; Conduct of Competition;olympic Champions. Related Subject modern pentathlon. Governing http://hickoksports.hypermart.net/biathlon.htm
Extractions: Refinance now homeowner even if you have bad credit. 185 loc Biathlon Table of Contents History The biathlon, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, originated in Norway as a training exercise for soldiers. The first known competition took place in 1767 between companies of guards who patrolled the border with Sweden. Late in the 19th century, local rifle and ski clubs in Norway and other Scandinavian countries practiced the sport to keep their members prepared for combat. An early form of the biathlon, called " military ski patrol," was a demonstration sport at the first Winter Olympics in 1924, and it was a medal sport in 1928, 1936, and 1948. Because few countries participated, and the few that did participate had trouble agreeing on the rules, the sport was dropped from the Olympics. However, the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne et Biathlon was founded in 1948 to standardize rules for both the biathlon and the modern pentathlon. The first world championship was held in 1957 and biathlon was added to the Winter Olympic program in 1960, but the U. S. didn't conduct a national championship until 1965. Following the lead of the international organization, the national governing body was originally the U. S. Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Association. The U. S. Biathlon Association was spun off in 1980.
Hickok's Sports History: Index By Sport Marathon; modern pentathlon; Motocross; Motorboat racing; Motorcycle racing OffRoadRacing; olympic Games Summer Games Paddle Tennis history; How It's Played; http://hickoksports.hypermart.net/sprtindx.htm
New Olympic Sports For Women olympic history. Added to the 1900 olympic Games in Paris, as an event for men only,it has taken a century for women to get the chance to modern pentathlon. http://www.caaws.ca/olympics/2000/newspor/new_sports.htm
Extractions: NEW SPORTS By Sport. Archery Badminton Basketball Canoe/Kayaking Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Gymnastics Judo Modern Pent. Paralympics Rowing Sailing Shooting Softball Swimming Table Tennis Tae Kwon Do Tennis Triathlon Trampoline Volleyball Water polo Weight Lifting Wheelchair Bball Windsurfing Wrestling Who has Qualified The Way to Sydney Olympic History New Sports ... Back to CAAWS New Olympic Sports for Women Hammer Throw Added to the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, as an event for men only, it has taken a century for women to get the chance to throw the hammer too. The "hammer" is a nine-pound metal ball attached by wire to a triangular handle. The athlete stands inside a five-meter-diameter circle and can make as many as three turns before launching the hammer as far as she can. The athlete with the farthest throw wins the competition.
Extractions: LES JEUX DU NOUVEAU MILLENAIRE On 23 September 1993 in Monaco during the 101st IOC Session, Sydney (Australia) was elected to become the host city of the XXVIIth Olympiad in 2000. The Sydney 2000 Games was "The best Olympic Games ever" - Juan Antonio Samaranch - comprising of 28 sports with 300 events . It was attended by 10,651 athletes (4,069 women and 6,582 men) from 199 countries (plus East Timor). The Games of the XXVIIth Olympiad were officially opened by Sir William Deane , Governor General of Australia. The Olympic Flame was lit by Cathy Freeman (Australia).
Montgomery Ready To Make Canadian Olympic History Montgomery ready to make Canadian olympic history By DONNA pentathlon Brit winswomen's modern pentathlon. FIELD HOCKEY Netherlands retains olympic title. http://www.canoe.ca/2000GamesTriathlon/aug31_mon.html
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