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fencer in full gear for pentathlon competitionOften described as the only sport to truly reflect the ideals of the ancient Olympic Games, the modern pentathlon was created by Pierre de Coubertin and the International Olympic Committee for the 1912 Games.

The aim was to recreate the philosophy of the ancient games - in its search for the perfect all around athlete at the Olympic pentathlon with fencing and shooting, riding, running, and swimming making up the five disciplines needed to compete,

The modern pentathlon has been included in every Olympic competition since. And today, needless to say -- only the most talented athletes need apply.

At sites dedicated to the modern pentathlon, check out more of what it takes to be a classic all-around athlete along with more on the sport's history, related competitions, news, stats and results worldwide ...

More about the modern pentathlon around the Web:

Union Internationale de Pentalthlon Moderne - One-stop browsing for worldwide competition & championship news, updates & photos plus comprehensive information on the sport, its history, rules & regulations, related links.

EdGate Summer Games - Pentathlon - A brief overview of the history of the sport with a more detailed look at the competition and scoring, along with links to news, fast facts and related sports sites.

BBC SPORT | Modern Pentathlon - In-depth and interactive resources to the game including a beginner's guide, "master classes" taught by top athletes, pentathlon history, related links and resources.

Modern Pentathlon - Detailed history of the sport with related photos, list of individual and team champions, descriptions of the various disciplines & related links, from Wikipedia. .

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