Penta equals Four?

In an effort to make their sport more attractive to spectators, and to remain in the Olympics, the International Modern Pentathlon Union voted to reduce the number of events from 5 down to 4. They did this by not cutting a sport, but by combining the running and shooting phases. The change takes effect January 1, 2009.

No word on if they voted on changing the name of the event (and their union) from Modern Pentathlon to Modern Tetrathlon.

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