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Olympic Modern Pentathlon Athletes

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

from the Guardian

London Olympics 2012: Modern Pentathlon show jumping - in pictures

from Mail Online

40 years on, Mary Peters says Munich is still weeping... how terrorism scarred the Olympics

Mary Peters from Northern Ireland won the gold medal in the women's pentathlon at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972


London 2012 stamps released by Royal Mail to mark two years to the Olympic and Paralympic games

from Mail Online

Gongs for our golden stars: Hoy set to be knighted as Brown says the nation wants athletes honoured

A relaxed Gordon Brown talks to British fencers Katy Livingston, centre, and Heather Fell at the fencing event of modern pentathlon at the Beijing Olympics