The Modern Pentathlon: A Showcase in Kicking Ass

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The Pentathlon was designed to showcase the skills necessary to be the ultimate warrior. Riding an unfamiliar horse, hand-to-hand combat, running, swimming, and shooting were all requirements to being a well-trained and exceptional soldier.

THEY ARE ALSO THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO BEING A BADASS. The final event of the Men's Pentathlon - WHICH INVOLVES RACING AND FIRING PISTOLS - starts at 18:45 BST today! Watch this overproduced and overdramatic trailer and get in the spirit!

The Majesty of Equestrian Events

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GOLD MEDALS. GOLD MEDALS ALL AROUND. EXPERIENCE THE GLORY OF DRESSAGE FOR YOURSELF.

So This Is Making a Comeback?

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The "Sh** People Say" meme had a brief moment in the sun. Now it returns with this, and believe it or not it's actually pretty good.

Epke Zonderland: The Flying Dutchman

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Proof that men can fly.

Epke Zonderland of the Netherlands performed one of the most difficult bar routines ever seen on the world stage -- and nailed it. DAT AIR.

Needless to say, he won gold in the event. The sheer ENDURANCE required to do three maneuvers like that is ridiculous. That routine was nuts. I need some smelling salts.

Gabby Douglas Mini Bio of the Day

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Gabby's mom explains why she let her teen leave home to chase her dream of Olympic gold. So moving.

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NBC's Horrible Taste Turns an Amazing Situation Absolutely Horrible

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NBC, I'm not sure how you do it, but you've managed to one-up yourselves. In the MOMENTS after Gabby Douglas became the first African-American to win All-Around Gold in Gymnastics, NBC aired a commercial about a monkey doing gymnastics. REALLY?

Danell Leyva's Dad is Adorable

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Danell Leyva is competing today in the Men's Gymnastics Individual All-Arounds, and his dad will definitely be there to watch. Yin Alvarez is both Danell's dad AND his coach. Yin does the same mini routine every time, so be sure to keep an eye out for it today as Danell goes for the gold. Check out Yin and Danell above at 2009 Worlds!

Talk about an awesome coach -- and an awesome dad.