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UIPM President celebrates Olympic values with one year to go until Tokyo 2020 Games


The UIPM President, Dr Klaus Schormann, has marked #1YearToGo until the opening of the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a special statement underlining the importance of the Olympic values.



Dear athletes,

Dear Modern Pentathlon Family!

Dear Olympic Society!

The global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic forced all of us to confront a very difficult life situation. We are learning day by day how important it is to protect our natural resources and to live a healthy lifestyle.

We are doing all we can to get through this pandemic and rebuild our way of life. We are learning to channel deep discipline – one of the cornerstones of our movement – to protect the health of other people, with respect and solidarity for all parts of human society.

The Olympic Games are a great opportunity to bring athletes and officials and spectators from all over the world together to share the Olympic values. To focus on peace and better understanding in a respectful manner.

We are stronger together as we look forward to the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, one year from today on July 23, 2021.


Dr Klaus Schormann

UIPM President

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