The Modern Pentathlon

This year, it's:

  • 200m swim
  • Fencing
  • Show jumping (on a horse chosen randomly from a pool)
  • 3200m run where you...
  • ... stop every 800m to shoot a laser 'rifle' at fixed targets.

That's pretty dumb. But what would make it great is if the Olympic committee chose the five events at random every Olympics and didn't reveal them until the first day of competition. You sign up, you gotta do them all. The possibility of no medals is real.

2020:

  • High diving !
  • Pole vault !
  • The marathon !
  • The dead lift !
  • Rhythmic gymnastics !

That would be a true test of an athlete.

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