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Statement from Pentathlon Canada – November 8, 2021

The pentathlon community in Canada was caught off guard to learn that the UIPM Executive Board voted to remove the equestrian discipline from the Olympic program following Paris 2024. As the decision preceded consultation with National Federations, it concerns us that the voice of the global community was not included.    Many of our members,…

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Pentathlon Canada mourns Dr. Colin Peace’s passing

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Colin Peace on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Colin’s involvement with Modern Pentathlon started in 1955 while he was still in England. As the British team manager in 1965, one of his team members was Joe Bucsko, who would later start Modern Pentathlon in…

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Pentathlon Canada mourns the loss of Shirley White

Many people have gone into making Canada’s Modern Pentathlon possible. This past weekend, we lost one of those people who had been so integral to creating the sport we have today. With a heavy heart we share the sudden and tragic loss of Shirley White. She had been the Ontario Modern Pentathlon Association ( OMPA…

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Pentathlon Canada Commitment to Equine Welfare

Pentathlon Canada athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and horses have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive environment free of abuse, harassment, or discrimination. Pentathlon Canada believes strongly that the welfare of both people and horses involved in the sport is a foremost consideration. The welfare and safety of horses is a core value…

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July 2021 update from Pentathlon Canada’s President, Rod Staveley.

Below is the July 2021 update from Pentathlon Canada’s President, Rod Staveley. Regards, media@PentathlonCanada.ca Pentathlon Canada July 2021 President’s Update Pentathlon Canada members and supporters, With COVID-19 vaccinations increasing and our daily case counts decreasing, I am optimistic that a return to sport is just around the corner. Here are some Pentathlon Canada updates that…

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Modern pentathlete Kelly Fitzsimmons lone Canadian trying to qualify for Tokyo

Published on June 10th 2021 in the Toronto Sun. When Kelly Fitzsimmons needs confirmation that modern pentathlon is still worth the constant effort, expense and frustration, she asks herself three questions. Am I enjoying the process? Am I healthy? Am I still getting better? “I can answer yes to all three of those things right…

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Team Athletes adjust their swim training during the Pandemic

During this pandemic, swim training is especially difficult for athletes around the world.This spring, some of out team and youth athletes have taken to open water in lakes, quarries, and canals to get their swim practises in, first with wetsuits in May, and now it is a bit warmer, without wetsuits whilst they await for…

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Modern pentathlon, ancient ideals

‘COVID-19 is forcing all of us to be resourceful and resilient’ DATE: April 8th 2020 Source: https://www.cbc.ca/playersvoice/entry/ancient-ideals-modern-pentathlon Athletes, coaches and teams around the world are grappling with uncertainty as I write this. From Olympic variables to training in self isolation, changing qualifier dates, lost funding, lost jobs, lost travel opportunities. The challenges seem insurmountable for…

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In 1983, Lynn Séguin (nee: Chornobrywy) became the modern pentathlon world champion and was named Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year

Melanie McCann’s (Mount Carmel, ON) 11th place finish in the Women’s Pentathlon at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was the highest placing ever by a Canadian at the Games.

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