100th Anniversary of Team USA
Olympic Centennial of Modern Pentathlon
The 2012 London Olympic Games will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Modern Pentathlon Olympic competition. For Team USA the 100th anniversary will also commemorate the first pentathlon team that competed in what was the 5th Modern Olympiad in Stockholm (SWE) in 1912 and included a then young Lieutenant named George S. Patton.
“Victory shines upon those who anticipate the changes in the character of war (or sports), not upon those who wait to adapt after the changes occur. “
Gen. George S. Patton Jr. -- Olympic Pentathlete