The sport first appeared at the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games, while the women’s competition made its debut at Sydney 2000.
At London 2012, the men's Modern Pentathlon is due to run on Saturday 11 August, with the women's competition taking place on the following day.
All entries will be confirmed following the sport entries deadline on 9 July 2012.
The competition starts with fencing in the Copper Box followed by a 200m swim in the Aquatics Centre. The athletes then leave the Olympic Park for Greenwich Park, where they will complete a show jumping course on an unfamiliar horse.
The day concludes with the combined event, in which competitors complete a 3km run, including stop-offs at shooting points where they must hit five targets.
In this exciting final element, the day's competition is decided as the first to cross the finish line takes the gold medal.
View the full Modern Pentathlon schedule