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...
The difference between Decathlon and Heptathlon and a summary of the events,
the event rules, equipment and venue.
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
Athletics Discipline - Decathlon. ... the 19th century to determine all-around
prowess and a combined events competition was held at the 1904 Olympic
Aug 1, 2012 ... Think performing one Olympic event is difficult? Check out the decathlon, which
has athletes testing their skills in 10 different competitions.
Nov 7, 2008 ... It was introduced as a three-day event at the Olympic Games in 1912. Decathlon
events are: (first day) 100-metre dash, running long (broad) ...
Aug 19, 2016 ... Baron de Coubertin, creator of the modern Olympic Games, invented the modern
pentathlon to honour the historic competition at climax of the ...
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.
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, ...
Aug 17, 2016 ... With two events remaining, the javelin throw and the 1500m, it looked as if Eaton
would have a chance to break his own decathlon world record ...