Modern Pentathlon - Jim Thorpe -Shawnee, OK
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It is 10 miles (16 km) from Prague, OK to the nearest university, St. Gregory's University, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. St. Gregory’s was started by Catholic monks to assist the Native Americans who were forcibly relocated to Oklahoma. To recognize Jim Thorpe and St. Gregory’s University's contribution to Native America and Olympics sports, the Tulsa games committee proposed that the Modern Pentathlon event of Cross country running be hosted at the St. Gregory’s campus, 90 miles (140 km) from Tulsa.
During the Atlanta Olympics, the cross country section of the pentathlon was held at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia, a distance from downtown Atlanta of 30 miles.