Modern pentathlon explained

Find out everything you need to know about modern pentathlon at London 2012 - from the rules of the sport, to the venues it will feature in, to the equipment required.

For those wanting to get started in England, Northern Ireland or Wales, find the appropriate home country or regional contact on the Pentathlon GB website. For people in Scotland, a list of affiliated clubs can be found on the Pentathlon-Scotland website.

Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic modern pentathlon events are taking place, and where you can watch them.

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