Are You Ready for a Modern Pentathalon With Only Four Events

I’m not sure I am ready for the linguistic minefield, but the actual streamlining of the event might make some sense:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/27/sports/olympics/27pentathlon.html?th&emc=th

Well, really, whatever you call it, its a rather hokey combination of disciplines, even by Olympics standards.  How many modern soldiers need to be proficient at horseback riding?  Oh well.

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