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December 2016 | PIERRE DE COUBERTIN PRIZE 2017

The tender for the Pierre de Coubertin Prize 2017 has been published. Details

December 2016 | UIPM Hall of Fame

The first 10 members of the UIPM Hall of Fame were inducted during the official opening of the 68th UIPM Congress in the presence of Dr Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.

The UIPM Hall of Fame seeks to recognise athletes, administrators and other individuals who have made a unique impact on the core Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon, starting with its founder, Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

The first 10 inductees named in a ceremony at the Imperial Hall in Frankfurt's City Hall were:
Baron Pierre de Coubertin (FRA): Founder of the modern Olympic Movement and creator of Modern Pentathlon
General George Smith Patton (USA): 5th place in the first Olympic Games Stockholm 1912
General Sven Thofelt (SWE): Gold medal in Amsterdam 1928, UIPM General Secretary
William Grut (SWE): Gold medal in London 1948, UIPMB General Secretary and long-serving UIPMB President
Pavel Lednev (USSR): Bronze medallist in Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972, silver medallist in Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980; pentathlon legend
HM King Constantine (GRE): UIPM Honorary Patron, gold medallist in sailing, Rome 1960, Olympic Academy
Andras Balczo (HUN): Gold medallist in Munich 1972, active in the social movement after retirement
Juan Antonio Samaranch (ESP): IOC President (1980-2001) who opened the door for Modern Pentathlon to include women in the Olympic programme in 2000
Stephanie Cook (GBR): First women's gold medallist in Sydney 2000, now a respected doctor
Zsuzsanna Voros (HUN): Gold medallist in Athens 2004, now a pentathlon coach

Another batch of names will be added in advance of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.