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Extractions: Modern Pentathlon ...information M odern pentathlon consists of the disciplines shooting fencing swimming riding and running . In each discipline the competitors get points . The points are added together and the person with the highest total score wins. There is both individual and team relay competitions with three persons in each team. All larger competitions are completed in one day. This is an adjustment the sport has made to be more attractive for the spectators and to be allowed to stay in the Olympic Games where it was introduced 1912. Sweden has been very successful through the years in the World Championships and the Olympic Games (See the table below). "The most perfect sportsmen, therefore, are the Pentathletes because in their body strength and speed are combined in beautiful harmony" - Aristotle (384-322 BC) M odern pentathlon was introduced for the first time by Baron Pierre de Coubertin 1912 at the Olympics in Stockholm Sweden. It is said that he got the idea from a liaison officer who had to deliver a message by horse. The horse was brought down in enemy territory and he had to defend himself with his pistol and sword. He swam across a raging river and finally delivered the message on foot. The first Swedish Championships was held 1921. In the year 1948 the International Modern Pentathlon Union (
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Extractions: Basketball Swimming Gymnastics Soccer ... Tennis - More Sports - Archery Badminton Baseball Canoe/Kayak Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Field Hockey Judo Mod. Pentathlon Rowing Sailing Shooting Softball Syn. Swimming Table Tennis Taekwondo Team Handball Triathlon Volleyball Water Polo Weightlifting Wrestling You are here: Home Olympic Modern Pentathlon Venue History ... Schedule TODAY Get Live Scores on your Cell Phone! Click Here! Women will take part for the first time. This is the second Olympics that the event will be held in one day, compared to four to six days. Sweden dominated the event that incorporates shooting, fencing, swimming, showjumping and a 3000 meter run, until the 1960s when Hungary and Russia began to dominate. Aleksandr Parygin of Kazakstan won the gold in Atlanta. How it works
Extractions: : Athens 2004 Basketball Swimming Gymnastics Soccer ... Tennis - More Sports - Archery Badminton Baseball Canoe/Kayak Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Field Hockey Judo Mod. Pentathlon Rowing Sailing Shooting Softball Syn. Swimming Table Tennis Taekwondo Team Handball Triathlon Volleyball Water Polo Weightlifting Wrestling You are here: Home Olympics 2000 Venue History ... Get Live Scores on your Cell Phone! Click Here! Emily deRiel of the USA finishes second in the 3-kilometer run, the final event, to lose out on the gold medal. (AP) The USA's Emily deRiel leads the first women's modern pentathlon after four events, but her eventual silver medal isn't a disappointment to the first American to medal in the event since 1960 More...
Extractions: MODERN PENTATHLON REPORT Back to NEWS Monday, October 2 Cook seeking wider horizons for pentathlon From David Powell in Sydney Steph Cook, who became the first womens Olympic champion of her sport here yesterday, will seek to add the second most important title to her laurels next July when the world championships are staged at Millfield, close to the high performance centre in Bath where she prepared for the Games. Kate Allenby, the bronze medal-winner, will join Cook in an attempt to position Britain indisputably as the leading womens nation. In the three years since Cook began to compete internationally, she has accumulated an impressive collection of gold, silver and bronze medals from world team and team relay championships. Small wonder that Allenby, who helped to campaign for women modern pentathletes to be admitted to the Olympics 88 years after the men were added to the programme, is now calling for a team event to be put on the schedule for Athens in 2004. The Olympic programme covered individual events only, whereas world championships incorporate team and team relay events. The world championships are in Britain next year, so we have something to prove, Allenby said. We want to see a team event in the next Olympics because we have five girls in the top 20 in the world at the moment. Based on rankings, Georgina Harland was worth one of the 24 places in the womens Olympic field here, but each country was restricted to two competitors. However, Harland was brought here for experience and as a training partner for Cook and Allenby.
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Extractions: MODERN PENTATHLON REPORT Back to NEWS Sunday, October 1 Cook finds recipe for success From David Powell in Sydney There is no set menu for the breakfast of champions. When Steph Cook joined Audley Harrison for the first meal of the day at 5.15 here this morning, she had muesli and bananas, he had a fry-up. But their evening drink was the same. Champagne. Three years after interrupting her career as a doctor to train full-time for a sport at which she was still a novice, Cook succeeded where Britains men had failed since modern pentathlon was admitted into the Olympics in 1912. The first Briton to win an individual gold medal, Cook also goes down as the inaugural womens Olympic champion. Nobody aware of Cooks strengths was surprised that she came through from eighth place after four events to win on the final discipline, the run. A former England cross country international, she said beforehand that she had a bit of a reputation as a runner. She has even more of one now. Since Jim Fox led Britain to team gold in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, modern pentathlon has existed on the fringes of British sport. Those within it, though, have become increasingly aware of Cooks strengths as a runner and now the whole world knows about it. At the world championships in Pesaro, Italy, in June, Cook pulled up from 25th to ninth on the run. In July, at the European championships in Székesfehévár, Hungary, she raced through from fourteenth place to take the silver. In Mexico City in March, she achieved her first World Cup victory after setting of on the 3,000 metres in fourth place.
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS remotely resembling the ancient pentathlon inspired by the warmongering Spartans,modern pentathletes shoot olympic DISCIPLINE Discover this sport through http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/programme/index_uk.asp?SportCode=MP
Olympic Preview: Modern Pentathlon modern pentathlon. First olympic Appearance 1912 (men); 2000 (women).by Mike Morrison, THE modern pentathlon is made up of five individual http://www.infoplease.com/spot/ol-pentathlon.html
Extractions: As the story goes, a young French officer in Napoleon's army was sent on an unfamiliar horse to deliver a message into hostile territory. He was first greeted by an enemy soldier with his sword drawn. The two dueled . The French officer won the battle and continued on his horse until it was shot out from under him. He
Modern Pentathlon Daily Almanac Black history Month World United States history Gov't olympicsportsSportsOlympicsAtlanta 1996 Summer Olympics modern pentathlon. http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0862344.html
Copernicus Education Gateway British olympic Association modern pentathlon Discusses the historyand provides different links about the modern pentathlon. http://www.edgate.com/summergames/inactive/lesson_plans/llc/lp11.html
Extractions: Time needed : 2 hours Lesson Overview Lesson Summary In this lesson students will compare the triathlon with the modern pentathlon using the Venn Diagram. They will examine the criteria used for creating a multi-event sport, create a new one, then develop a poster promoting this new multi-event sport. Objectives Student Prerequisite Skills Materials Introduction Suggested Lesson Plan Procedures Discuss multi-event sports as a whole and what purpose they serve. Example: Modern pentathlon was created using the following metaphor: A soldier is delivering a message from the war front. His horse dies along the way, and the soldier (competitor) has to fight his way clear by sword and pistol before swimming across a river and running to the final destination to deliver his message. (From: British Olympic Association - Modern Pentathlon). The triathlon pulls together various sports of high interest.
2000 Olympics - Modern Pentathlon olympic modern pentathlon Rules The basic rules of olympic modern pentathlon. TheHistory of the modern pentathlon NBColympics story and pictures behind this 5 http://swimming.about.com/cs/olympicpentathlon/
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INTERNATIONAL BIATHLON UNION events and milestones in the history of Biathlon a demonstration sport in the firstOlympic Winter Games AUS UIPM recognizes both modern pentathlon and Biathlon http://www.ibu.at/biathlon/history.html
Sydney 2000 Post Games Report olympic sport. For most of its olympic history, modern pentathlonhas been an individual and team sport for men. Yet women have http://www.gamesinfo.com.au/postgames/en/pg000632.htm
Extractions: 30 September-1 October 2000 Originally modern pentathlon was a five-day event, but this format was not conducive to spectator or media interest. In an attempt to lift the disciplines public appeal, a one-day format was scheduled for the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. This format continued in Sydney, where athletes and spectators moved across three different venues throughout the day. Modern pentathlon is now a frenzied event where, during one long day of competition, athletes must fire 20 shots at a target with an air pistol, fence with an épée sword, swim 200 m, negotiate a show jumping course on a horse drawn for them at random and finally, when nearly exhausted, run a 3000 m cross-country course. The fencing and riding components are considered to be the most important for success as the head-to-head fencing duels and the randomly selected horses present the best opportunities for substantial gains - or losses - in points. Standings in the competition tend to fluctuate dramatically from one event to the next and the winner often comes from the back to the front in the final running leg. Forty-eight athletes competed in Sydney, 24 men and 24 women, making it the smallest, in terms of number of participants, of any Olympic sport.
Extractions: The Games return to its birthplace The Games are returning home to the country that gave birth to the Olympic celebration more than 2,000 years ago and the city that staged the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. On 5 September 1997 in Lausanne (Switzerland) during the 106th IOC Session, Athens (Greece) was elected to become the host city of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in 2004. The Athens 2004 Games will have 28 sports (37 disciplines) with 296 events 28 sports = Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Softball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling Round Athens Buenos Aires Cape Town Rome Stockholm HISTORY OF THE GAMES - From 1896-2004, Athens to Athens
Brit Wins Womens Pentathlon I can't believe it still, the Philadelphia native said Sunday after winningthe silver medal in the first olympic women's modern pentathlon. http://www.canoe.ca/2000GamesPentathlon/oct1_pen-ap.html
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Extractions: Yelena Dementieva, the runner-up of the Sydney Olympics, is the only Russian to go into third round in the Los Angeles women's Classic, with $565,000 up for winning. Dementieva was given a walkover when Kristina Brandi withdrew due to a wrist trauma. She is now in for an intriguing showdown with Virginie Razzano of Italy in third round.
The Pony Club - Competitions, Tetrathlon The pentathlon was the climax of the classical olympic Games, the five Swimming, BaronPierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern olympic movement, had a http://www.pony-club.org.uk/_pc/comp/tetrathlon/t_mpagb.htm
Extractions: Competitions/ Tetrathlon About Dressage Show Jumping Eventing ... Sponsorship Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain What is Modern Pentathlon ? click here for further details Click here to find out about Kate Allenby's 'Olympic Experience' Sydney 2000 Pentathlon Academy Open Day - Monday 14th April 2003 The Modern Pentathlon Academy at Houghall College Durham will host an Open Day on Monday 14th April for all athletes that are interested in starting at the Academy in September this year.