About pentathlon


The sport of Modern Pentathlon has been called the “true Olympic sport” and the “sport that most accurately conveys the ideals of Olympism.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the modern pentathlon believing the event would test a person's moral qualities as much as their physical resources and skills, thereby producing the ideal, complete athlete.
Originally introduced in the Olympic Games in 1912 (Stockholm, Sweden), Modern Pentathlon has a long and distinguished history. With its unique Olympic foundation it iss understandable that there are many facets that define and comprise this sport.
From its leadership role in the Olympic movement, to the statutes and rules that guide its operation, and the organization that keeps it moving progressively forward, Modern Pentathlon, represented in all corners of the world, is steeped in culture and cultivated in the Olympic spirit.