World Pentathlon Newsletter – March 2020 Edition

Road to Tokyo: New dates for Olympic Games
UIPM has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to reschedule the Games of the XXXII Olympiad for July 23 to August 8, 2021.

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Road to Tokyo: Steph Cook (GBR) on gender equality and becoming the first woman to win Olympic gold at Sydney 2000
Steph Cook is one of five women who have won the ultimate prize in Modern Pentathlon – the Olympic gold medal. But for four years she stood alone on that pedestal.
World Anti-Doping Agency releases COVID-19 athlete Q&A
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has responded to athlete queries concerning anti-doping in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by publishing a Question and Answer (Q&A) article that it developed in consultation with its Athlete Committee. This article is reproduced by UIPM with permission from WADA.
UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann issues statement on COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann has made a statement to the global UIPM Sports community in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Laser Run Spotlight: Portugal
In 2016, the capital city of Portugal hosted the 2nd UIPM Laser Run World Championships. Drone footage captured the incredible scene of a mass gathering of athletes participating in a UIPM Sport for the first time.
UIPM 2020 Global Laser Run City Tour: Two days of thrills in Cairo (EGY)
A huge gathering of Laser Run athletes flocked to Cairo (EGY) for the first – and so far only – instalment of the UIPM 2020 Global Laser Run City Tour.
UIPM Development Sports calendar postponed until June
UIPM has written to the organisers of more than 20 upcoming mass-participation events to announce the suspension of all global development sports activity.
Athletes invited to apply for scholarship at Olympic University in Sochi (RUS)
One UIPM athlete will be offered a unique chance to join the next generation of sports professionals by spending a year studying in Sochi (RUS).
Kitty Chiller wins IOC Women and Sport Award
Kitty Chiller, President of Modern Pentathlon Australia and the Oceania Confederation, was one of six winners of the International Olympic Committee’s Women and Sport Awards 2020.
‘For our families’: Pentathletes in Egypt join COVID-19 coronavirus charity drive
Pentathletes in the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon Federation (EMPF) have come up with a meaningful project to support their community – delivering boxes of supplies to people in need.
Tribute: Ferenc Benedek (1926-2020)
One of Hungarian Pentathlon’s most revered figures, Ferenc Benedek, died on March 19 aged 94.
Tribute: John Peets (1931-2020)
Estonia’s former pentathlete and coach, Johannes (John) Peets, died on March 30 at the age of 89.
UIPM President’s Activities
Monthly activities of President Dr Schormann.
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