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13 Mar 2020

UIMP head: Minsk will be a good host of UIPM Pentathlon World Championships in 2021

UIMP head: Minsk will be a good host of UIPM Pentathlon World Championships in 2021
Klaus Schormann. Photo from

MINSK, 13 March (BelTA) - The UIPM Pentathlon World Championships, which will be held in Minsk in 2021, will be conducted to the highest standard, President of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM) Klaus Schormann told the media at the Belarusian NOC headquarters in Minsk on 13 March, BelTA has learned.

“We held a number of important high-level meetings to discuss the championships and the development of pentathlon in Belarus. We visited the proposed venues. Those were Dinamo Stadium and other sports facilities. I had a very positive impression. We are looking forward to the UIPM Pentathlon World Championships in Minsk in 2021. We have already held a number of international competitions in Belarus, which were organized to the highest standard,” Klaus Schormann noted.

According to the UIPM president, the Minsk championships will be held in a new format, which will be introduced into the 2024 Olympics in Paris. “The new format aims to increase the audience appeal and uncover the philosophy laid down by founder of the sport Pierre de Coubertin. It will also get more appeal from the media point of view. At present the tournaments are held for five hours. The new format reduces the competition time to 50-80 minutes. The 2021 UIPM Pentathlon World Championships in Minsk will be a qualifier for the Paris Olympics,” he said.

The UIPM head paid a working visit to Belarus to get familiar with the sport infrastructure of Minsk ahead of the UIPM Pentathlon World Championships which is due to take place in the Belarusian capital 2021.

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