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  • and you think track's format-tinkering is radical....

    see what Modern Pentathlon is up to

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...rmat-confusion


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    A few years back, there was a proposal to replace equestrian with mountain biking which I think would make sense since equestrian makes the sport expensive, and prevents the sport from gaining popularity. With biking, it would become Triathlon plus fencing and shooting. The IOC could even merge the two federations.

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    • #3
      The problem with getting rid of modern pentathlon is that a leader of the international federation now is Juan Antonio Samaranch, Jr., who is an IOC member, is very powerful, and is likely the next President of the IOC in 2025. He supports modern pentathlon and has kept it on the Olympic Program, but it is hanging by a thread.

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      • #4
        Given the close alignment of the Modern Pentathlon with the military, we should be thankful that they do not consider simply updating to more modern military skills. UAV operating? Team Counter-Terrorism activities? Competitive Acquisition? (coming from someone with over three decades spent in support of the US Army.)

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