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The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. ... an official Olympic event has been disputed. The modern decathlon first appeared on the Olympic athletics...

What Is the Olympic Decathlon? - A Brief Overview - Track & Field


Jim Thorpe was dubbed “the world's greatest athlete” after winning the 1912 Olympic decathlon. His successors inherit that title by competing in 10 events in a  ...

decathlon | athletics | Britannica.com


It was introduced as a three-day event at the Olympic Games in 1912.... ... Decathlon, athletic competition lasting two consecutive days in which contestants take ...

Decathlon at the Olympic Games - Topend Sports


Points are awarded for each event with the overall winner having the most points. The Decathlon as we know was not included in the Olympic Games until 1912, ...

Ashton Eaton wins decathlon gold in Rio: Event results at 2016 ...


Aug 18, 2016 ... Ashton Eaton wins his second consecutive Olympic gold medal in the decathlon.

The Nature of the Decathlon - DECA, The Decathlon Association


It is an Olympic multi-event sport for men. The women's counterpart is a seven- event contest called "Heptathlon". Virtually all that we offer here about the ...

Bruce Jenner wins decathlon gold in 1976 Olympics - NY Daily News


Feb 6, 2015 ... Bruce Jenner in one of his best decathlon events, throwing the javelin on the final day of competition. He would go on to win gold and break the ...

Olympic Decathlon Rivalry: Two Roads to 10 Events - WSJ


Aug 16, 2016 ... Despite a tiny training budget for Rio, Jeremy Taiwo has been in pursuit of champion Ashton Eaton in the decathlon since their college days.

What are the 10 events in Rio Olympics 2016 decathlon? | AL.com


Aug 17, 2016 ... But what exactly is the decathlon? The Olympic decathlon is made up of 10 events (in the order they are competed in): 100 meter race long ...

Damian Warner 3rd in decathlon midway through competition - CBC


Aug 17, 2016 ... Canadian Damian Warner is in third place through four events in the men's decathlon. Warner set an Olympic best time of 10.30 seconds in the ...

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What are the ten events that make up the decathlon? | Reference.com


The decathlon made its first Olympic appearance at the 1912 Games in Stockholm. This men's event challenges competitors to perform at their best in a wide ...

Decathlon | iaaf.org


Ashton Eaton's victory at the 2012 Olympics was the 13th decathlon gold medal for the USA, who have been the most dominant nation in the event by a long way  ...

Olympic Decathlon: 15 Things You Didn't Know | Greatist


Aug 1, 2012 ... Think performing one Olympic event is difficult? Check out the decathlon, which has athletes testing their skills in 10 different competitions.