Sport in Short: Modern Pentathlon

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The Independent Online
THE governing body of modern pentathlon and biathlon, the UIPMB, has agreed a series of measures in an effort to ensure that the sport remains in the Olympics. At a congress in Amelie-les-Bains, the UIPMB decided to hold the competition at the 1996 Games in Atlanta on one day, rather than over the traditional five. The IOC has put pressure on the UIPMB to reform modern pentathlon, which has been increasingly regarded as an elitist sport ill-suited to television.

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