Best answer: Was the pentathlon in the ancient Olympics?

In which year pentathlon was included in ancient Olympics?

Ancient Olympics. The pentathlon was introduced at Olympia in 708 BC, in the same year as wrestling. It combined the following events: discus-throwing, the long jump, javelin-throwing, running (probably the stadion) and wrestling. The five events were held in the course of one afternoon.

What Games were played during the ancient Olympics?

The ancient Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration and equestrian events.

What are the five disciplines of the modern pentathlon?

Pentathletes compete in five disciplines: fencing, swimming, riding, shooting and running.

What 2 sports will we see return in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

The Tokyo Olympics look like no other Summer Games before and that’s partially because this year’s competition will feature several brand-new sports: 3×3 basketball, skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing and karate.

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