‘Ninja Warrior’ Course Could Reportedly Be Added To 2028 Summer Olympics

VENICE BEACH, CA - AUGUST 7, 2010: Filming of the American Ninja Warrior television series taking place at Venice Beach August 7-8 2010 Venice, CA.


We could be adding some extra flair to the Summer Olympics, with reports that the iconic Ninja Warrior obstacle course could be making its way to Los Angeles for inclusion in the 2028 Games.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the course will be tested for possible inclusion as the fifth discipline in the modern pentathlon.

The modern pentathlon currently consists of fencing, swimming, equestrian show jumping, laser pistol shooting, and running. However,  the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) wants to test an obstacle course as a potential replacement for the riding discipline.

“UIPM has undertaken a comprehensive and transparent process to transform Modern Pentathlon into one of the most popular, accessible and exciting sports on the Olympic program,” UIPM President Klaus Schormann said in a statement.

“The upcoming first Obstacle Discipline Test Event in Ankara will be an important step and we look forward to watching pentathletes and obstacle athletes test themselves on the obstacles provided in collaboration with TBS and the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles.”

The first test will come at an event in Ankara, Turkey.

If the obstacle course is made a part of the Summer Olympics, that’s going to immediately become one of the must-see events.

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