POSTED: Monday August 6th 2012

Modern Pentathlon Olympic Press Conference to be held 9 August at 11:30am

Come listen to the 2008 Olympic Champion Lena Schoneborn
Come listen to the 2008 Olympic Champion Lena Schoneborn

Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) will be holding the pre-Olympic, Modern Pentathlon press conference at 11:30am on Thursday 9 August 2012 in the Piccadilly Room at the Main Press Centre in Olympic Park, London.

Come and learn everything you need to know about the historic 100 year anniversary of Modern Pentathlon as an Olympic sport which also sees the combined event and laser shooting being held for the 1st time in the Olympic Games. The Modern Pentathlon event will be held 11-12 August 2012 (Men on 11th and Women on 12th) at Copper Box (fencing), Aquatics Centre (swimming) & Greenwich Park (riding, & combined event).

The press conference panel will consist of:

UIPM President: Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann (GER)
UIPM Secretary General: Mr Joël Bouzou (FRA)
Modern Pentathlon Competitions Manager: Mr Peter Hart (GBR)
2008 Olympic Champion: Miss Lena Schoneborn (GER)

Don’t miss your last opportunity to hear directly from the leaders of International Modern Pentathlon as well and the defending Olympic Champion who will be looking to win the last gold medal available at London 2012.

A laser target will be set up in the press conference room, so the media can come and have a try before and after the press conference.

One on one interviews with the panel members will also be available after the press conference.

If you are not in London, the press conference flash quotes and a video replay (also available rights free via FTP) will be made available on shortly after the conclusion of the press conference.

For further information on the Modern Pentathlon event at London 2012, please visit or contact UIPM’s Communication Manager Matt Pound on +44 79040 90449 or

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Name: Matt Pound
Organization: Union Internationale De Pentathlon Moderne - UIPM
Phone: +377 9777 8555

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