About the Olympic Modern Pentathlon: The modern pentathlon is a sports competition consisting of five events: pistol shooting, epee fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, a horse jumping, and a cross-country run. All five events are held on the same day.
- What Is the Olympic Modern Pentathlon?
- Olympic Rules & Judging
- Learn to Compete in the Modern Pentathlon
- Your Road to the Olympic Team
Olympic Modern Pentathlon History: The modern pentathlon has been part of the Olympic games continuously since 1912. A team event was added to the Olympic Games in 1952 and discontinued in 1992. The women's event was added for the 2000 Olympic Games.
Athletes: Here's who you should be watching for in the Olympic Modern Pentathlon competition in Beijing.photos from the Modern Pentathlon in the Summer Olympic Games.