SARASOTA / BRADENTON, Fla. -- Our region has long enjoyed a worldwide reputation for its natural beauty, top-flight facilities, and unsurpassed commitment to culture and the arts. This year's Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final offers the unique opportunity to add premier international sports competition to that list - and that's just the beginning!
For the first time in more than four decades, one of the most elegant Olympic sports will hold its international championship on American soil where the top 36 male and 36 female international pentathlon athletes will compete right here on the Suncoast.
Sarasota-Bradenton has earned the privilege of hosting the 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final, plus three more major competitions including the Olympic Trials.
The 2014 World Cup Final will be held June 5-8, 2014 at the Sarasota Polo Fields and the Selby Aquatic Center.
The additional events are:
* The 2015 World Cup Competition, Round #1 (March 2015)
* The 2016 United States Olympic Team Trials (March 2016)
* The 2016 World Cup Final (June 2016)