The Modern Pentathlon’s Military Tradition (now with lasers)
The Olympic Games, dating back to the ancient sporting events of the time of Aristotle, have always had a military flavor to them. This is most evident in the pentathlon events. Today, the modern pentathlon is very modern indeed, and involves athletes facing off in a race against both the themselves, and in combat with swords. Now even lasers have been added to the mix.
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