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(Google)   Olympic officials reduce modern pentathlon to four events by combining running and shooting portions. Geez, my mom won't even let me run with scissors   (google.com) divider line
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2008-11-27 04:24:31 AM  
Wouldn't that make it a quadathlon or something?
 
2008-11-27 06:56:11 AM  
It used to be a heptathon or something. But, girls are weak, so they have to reduce the period of events, so that the girls don't get upset.
 
2008-11-27 07:47:27 AM  

Isildur: Wouldn't that make it a quadathlon or something?


No - "modern" means that it uses the New Math.
 
2008-11-27 07:55:19 AM  
Well, since it was initially designed to test the skills required of a military courier (George Patton finished fifth in 1912), if they are going to update it, they should update it.

Pistol, swimming, running, those are still useful skills, although the little air pistols should be replaced with something bigger.

Fencing and riding, not so much. Maybe replace those with something more up-to-date. Rifle and judo, maybe.
 
2008-11-27 08:51:30 AM  
Fencing and riding, not so much. Maybe replace those with something more up-to-date. Rifle and judo, maybe.

How about Taser and Motocross?
 
2008-11-27 08:53:42 AM  

Dilbert J. Galt: Maybe replace those with something more up-to-date. Rifle and judo, maybe.

How about Taser and Motocross?


Hookers and blow?
 
2008-11-27 10:19:25 AM  
I've always thought this was a cool event but they never show it on TV. No wonder it's popularity sucks.

What they need to do is put all the competitors in the wilderness with a javelin and pistol and the first three to come out alive some 5 km later win.
 
2008-11-27 10:22:08 AM  
Mopeds and hand grenades?
 
2008-11-27 10:23:42 AM  
Texting and WoW?
 
2008-11-27 11:25:57 AM  
Well, if a trilogy can have five books in it...
 
2008-11-27 02:27:43 PM  
I think a good gift for the President would be a chocolate revolver. and since he is so busy, you'd probably have to run up to him real quick and give it to him.

/Jack Handey FTW
 
2008-11-27 02:37:20 PM  
Meh. The centathlon is still the best event.
 
2008-11-27 09:33:21 PM  

pandabear: Well, since it was initially designed to test the skills required of a military courier (George Patton finished fifth in 1912)


And he only finished fifth because he used a .38 instead of a .22, and got so many 10's the center of the target was gone. The judges called a "miss" that even the competitors agreed was probably a bullseye. There was just no clearly defined hole for the judges to see.

To give you an idea just how good he ways, he had previously set a world record.
 
2008-11-27 09:33:58 PM  
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2008-11-28 01:36:22 PM  
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/frowns upon the shenanigans
 
2008-12-01 04:44:00 PM  

Isildur: Wouldn't that make it a quadathlon or something?


Really late, but actually that makes it a Tetrathlon.
 
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