Russia Set to Host 2016 Modern Pentathlon World Championships

December 12, 2011

cheao order helvetica, sans-serif;”>Russia has won the right to host the 2016 Modern Pentathlon World Championships which was decided at the recent UIPM Executive Board Meeting in Nice, France.

UIPM Secretary General Joël Bouzou said: “Moscow were the perfect hosts for the 51st edition of the World Championships. They held 4 out of the 5 disciplines under one roof and the 2016 event will go one step further and have all 5 disciplines in one location, which create the ultimate Pentathlon stadium, where all the spectators can watch all 5 events from one seat.”

Moscow narrowly edged out the 2012 hosts Rome, Italy to claim the right to organise the highlight of the Modern Pentathlon calendar in the 2016 Olympic year.

The 100 year UIPM Centenary Congress in 2012 was awarded to Buenos Aires, Argentina to take place on 18-21 October 2012. The South Americans presented an impressive bid including historic exhibits and shows which convinced the Executive Board that it was the ideal location for the 64th UIPM Congress.

“South America is showing massive growth for Modern Pentathlon, as was seen at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Buenos Aires stated UIPM President Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann. “The Argentinean Federation has promised to put on a congress fitting for the historic 100 year anniversary of our sport and our founder Pierre de Coubertin, so we are all very excited about going there in 12 months’ time.”