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They aren't. The decathlon in only one competition in the Olympics. Each decathlon contestant participates in ten track and field events: the 100-meter, 400-meter, and 1,500-meter runs; the 110-meter high hurdles; the discus and javelin throws; the shot put; the pole vault; the high jump; and the long jump.

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Whatever happened to the decathlon?

It is still an important event at the Olympic Games. The decathlon at the 2008 Games in Beijing will take place on August 21 and 22 at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.


Why is one Olympic game called a decathlon?

Ten events make up the decathlon.


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When was Olympic Decathlon created?

Olympic Decathlon was created in 1980.


When did Olympic Decathlon happen?

Olympic Decathlon happened in 1981.


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How many events are there in the Olympic decathlon?

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There is only one gold medal award in each Olympic Decathlon to the decathlon winner. There has been 25 gold medals awarded in the 24 Olympic Games that included the Decathlon competition. The reason why there is one more gold medal awarded than actual events competitions is because in 1912 there were co-gold medalists.


What is the winner of the decalthlon called?

The winner of the Olympic decathlon is called "the best athlete in the world".


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Who is the best athlete in the olympic games?

The man that wins the decathlon and the woman that wins the heptathlon.


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How many Olympic gold medals does Bruce Jenner have?

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What title is given the winner of Olympic decathlon?

Decathlon Olympic champion. "Worlds greatest athlete" is an endearment title bestowed on the champion.


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Jim Thorpe won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm.


Who was the 1976 olympic decathlon champ?

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1976 Olympic Decathlon Champion?

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What did Bruce Jenner win an olympic medal for?

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Who won the gold medal in both the pentathlon and decathlon in 1912?

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When did Olympics change from yards to meters?

The 100 yard dash was included in the Olympic decathlon until 1904, and was part of the Commonwealth Games until 1966.


What do decathlon mean?

The Decathlon is a series of ten athletic contests performed at the Olympic Games. It includes the high jump, the long jump, pole vaulting, the discus, the javelin, the shot put, the high hurdles, and races 100, 400, and 1500 meters.


Why are the Olympic Games called what they are?

The Olympic games are loosely based on the ancient Olympic Games of ancient Greece. These were called the Olympic Games because they were held in Olympia, which was a plain in the district of Elis, in southern Greece that was regarded as a sacred region.