LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Meet the BBC team

July 23, 2012

BBC Sport’s full line-up of presenters and commentary teams for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Leading figures from the world of sport such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Tim Henman are joined by household names from BBC television, including Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Sue Barker, Barry Davies, Jake Humphrey and Matt Baker.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics – Modern Pentathlon

January 1, 2000

Celebrating its 100th anniversary as part of the Olympic Games at London 2012, the Modern Pentathlon competition is unique as the only sport created by the founder of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, specifically for its inclusion in the Games.

The sport has its origins in a 19th-century legend. The story goes that a young French cavalry officer was sent on horseback to deliver a message. To complete his mission, he had to ride, fence, shoot, swim and run – the five challenges that face competitors in Modern Pentathlon today.

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