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Youth Olympic Games: Ideal location for Modern Pentathlon athletes

UIPM News

Pentathletes competing at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games will only have to walk 300 metres from their accommodation to the Olympic Park where they will compete for medals.

Two of the venues for Modern Pentathlon will be shared with Swimming and Fencing and the athletes accommodation in the YOG Olympic Villa is only a short walk away.

Officials from the Argentina Olympic Committee (COA) paid a formal visit on May 18 to the accommodation and venues for the Modern Pentathlon, which will take the form of Tetrathlon at the Games (Swimming, Fencing and Laser-Run).

The delegation included Dr Gerardo Werthein (COA President and IOC Member), Dr Alicia Masson de Morea (COA Vice-President) and Jorge Salas (UIPM Executive Board Member and South American Confederation President), and Mario Mocias (Director of the Buenos Aires YOG Organising Committee).

The pentathlon venue at the Olympic Park in the centre of Buenos Aires will feature a special promotional area where children can find out more about the sport.

The 3rd Youth Olympic Games runs from October 6-18 with three Modern Pentathlon competitions (Men’s Individual, Women’s Individual and Mixed Relay) taking place on October 12-14 and 16. To date, 30 athletes have secured a qualifying place.

 

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