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Pentathlon switches to laser guns for London 2012 Games

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Pentathlon switches to laser guns for London 2012 Games

Laser guns will replace traditional air pistols in the modern pentathlon at the 2012 London Olympics after a successful trial at the inaugural Youth Olympics.
The technology will reduce the cost of the shooting element of the five-event sport by two thirds, while the improved safety could mean new venues are used.
Klaus Schormann, president of world governing body the UIPM, said: "We will have laser shooting for London.
"We can now hold competitions in parks and shopping malls."
Schormann, who is in Singapore for the 14-day Youth Olympics, which finish on Thursday, added: "Based on this new technology, all countries in the world can compete in our sport.
"Safety issues will no longer be a big concern."
The new technology, which first appeared at June's World Cup final in Moscow after years of testing, has also been backed by the sport's honorary president, Prince Albert of Monaco.
"It is a great improvement to the sport," he stated.

"They [the laser guns] will be easier to carry around and to take on aeroplanes. It's the way of the future."
The switch to laser technology is the second major alteration to the sport since the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Modern pentathlon has already merged its two final events, running and shooting, to create a combined run-shoot finale.
The three other events that make up the sport are swimming, fencing and showjumping.


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great improvement to the sport my ass... that's like saying a racing video game simulator is an improvement to real racing....
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What if I get a laser shot in the eye, I could loose my sight. The guns should just be wood stocks. The competitors can just yell "bang" and call out if they got the shot or not.
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lame as hell, all lasers go straight regardless of the wind
exactly, any one can hit a target with a laser pointer.

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I think it's a great in idea. Now we can have competitions in malls. That is fuckin brilliant.
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What if I get a laser shot in the eye, I could loose my sight. The guns should just be wood stocks. The competitors can just yell "bang" and call out if they got the shot or not.
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Iraq?

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...and anyone really cares about this because??????

You all know the NFL football season starts Sept 9th right?

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...and anyone really cares about this because??????

You all know the NFL football season starts Sept 9th right?
except in Chicago where it will be another Pop Warner season
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What?
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You're counting video right?

They (British gov) love cameras when its THEIR cameras. Quite a few members on some of the photo sites I'm on have been harassed and threatened by police when they are out with their SLR cameras.

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They (British gov) love cameras when its THEIR cameras. Quite a few members on some of the photo sites I'm on have been harassed and threatened by police when they are out with their SLR cameras.
that happens here too.
seems everyone is out to get tommy hawk (not his real name)
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I think it's a great in idea. Now we can have competitions in malls. That is fuckin brilliant.
college professors are now the top competitors.
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those that can't do, teach, or now join the pentathlon team
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