The beautiful city of Acapulco, on the Mexican Pacific Coast, saw the PANAM Qualification stages for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games takes place this weekend. A great atmosphere and some incredible performances by the 58 participating athletes from the 12 represented nations ensured an impressive spectacle for all those in attendance.
The 65th Annual UIPM Modern Pentathlon Congress, which took place in Limassol, Cyprus, this weekend, saw delegates from almost 50 countries present as the nations planned towards the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Executive Board also got together in the two days prior to the Congress.
After the passing of Hungarian legend Imre Nagy last month, the modern pentathlon family paid its respect with a special ceremony for the 1960 Olympic Games silver medallist.
The Executive Board of the Union International de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) got together today for 2-days of talks in Limassol, on the south coast of Cyprus, as a precursor to the 2013 Congress which begins on Friday. Hosted by the Cyprus Modern Pentathlon Biathlon Federation at the Mediterranean hotel under the guidance of their President and secretary General of the National Olympic Committee General Charalambos Lottas and the team at Top Kinisis, the event is set to welcome delegates from over 40 nations.
Following a week of clean-up and hardship from the tragedy of Typhoon Hainan, locally in the Philippines known as Typhoon Yolanda, the Negros Biathle Competition was held this weekend. The event was moved from Cadiz City on the northern tip of Negros Island, which suffered major damage from the super typhoon, to Canonoy Beach Resort further south and further away from the path which the eye of the storm took. All who took part thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were left with a big smile on their faces.
After learning of the devastating effect of the recent typhoon in the Philippines, John Amabile of the organising committee of the 2014 World Cup Final, travelled to Balabag on the Negros Island on behalf of UIPM to bring food to those affected by the disaster. Typhoon Haiyan has left four million children desperate for food, clean water and shelter.
The South American Modern Pentathlon Championships held in Chile this weekend at the Military Academy in Santiago saw Argentina’s Ayelen Zapata triumph in the Senior women’s draw before claiming a second gold by teaming up with Emanuel Zapata to take the Mixed Relay title.
With 20 nations in attendance, the event at the Manchester Conference Centre over the weekend 8-10 November was a truly international affair with delegates from France, Germany, Turkey and beyond.
After claiming the prestigious Performance Coach of the Year award at the West of England Celebration of Sport Evening last month, Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu is in line to pick another prize after being nominated for the Outstanding Services to Sport in Bath Award at the Bath Chronicle's annual sports award which take place tomorrow Wednesday 13 November.
Held in the south eastern city of Lugansk this weekend, the National Ukrainian Championships for Juniors and Youth category A, B and C demonstrated the strength in depth of the modern pentathlon powerhouse. Keen to follow in the footsteps of Viktoria Tereshuk, Ganna Buryak and Pavlo Tymoshchenko, the athletes showed great skill, character and a will to win that ensured the competition set new standard.
After mixed weather in the Ivorian capital Abdijan, it was Sondos Tarek of Egypt who dominated the girls draw with her 3804 points qualifying her for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games next summer in Nanjing, China. In the men’s, it was compatriot Sherif Nazier who triumphed, to also book his place for the big show.
A milestone was reached this Saturday as the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Government inaugurated today an observation tower at the Olympic Park to celebrate the landmark 1000 days to go until the opening ceremony.
With under a year to go until the2014 Youth Olympic games begin in the Chinese city of Nanjing, the YOG African Qualifying event will be the first opportunity for some of the best pentathletes on the continent to qualify for the big event next summer. Abidjan hosts the event with all the facilities within 50m walking distance from each other at the Cocodu University.
The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games today launches its sport pictograms, continuing the tradition of each edition of the Games defining the sports on its programme through graphic icons.
Robert Mooney has been appointed as General Manager of Pentathlon Ireland, the National Governing Body for Modern Pentathlon across the 32 counties of Ireland.
56 athletes from all over Ireland contested the Nationals last week at the new National Modern Pentathlon Centre in Dublin, Ireland, last week and the action did not disappoint.
It is with great sadness that the UIPM family and the Modern Pentathlon world has learnt of the passing of the great Imre Nagy, the Hungarian legend who took silver at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games.
Last weekend, the beautiful seaside resort of Pinamar on the Patagonian Atlantic coast of Argentina saw the 4th edition of the South American Championships for Youth categories E to B with over 70 athletes from hosts Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.