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  • News | RIO 2016

    Thiam springs heptathlon surprise, Eaton retains decathlon crown

    Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam caused a major upset at Rio 2016, deposing Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill as heptathlon champion. In the decathlon, meanwhile, the USA’s Ashton Eaton held off France’s Kévin Mayer to retain his title, equalling the Olympic record in the process and cementing his status as the world’s greatest all-round athlete.
    31 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Athletics
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Daley Thompson becomes the undisputed king of the decathlon at Moscow 1980

    The favourite going into the Moscow Games, the British decathlete delivered a series of top-level performances 39 years ago, on 26 and 27 July 1980, to win his first Olympic title. In the years that followed, he took gold at the European and World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, before retaining his Olympic title at Los Angeles 1984, setting a world record that would last for eight years. He is one of the greatest champions in the combined event’s history, which stretches back over a century.
    27 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Moscow 1980
  • Clay Tops After Two Decathlon Events | Video

    Clay Tops After Two Decathlon Events

    Brian Clay of the USA leads after two events in the decathlon. Strength, endurance and versatility are on display in the ten event competition. Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic is the defending Olympic champion, but a 10.44 in the 100m and a long jump of 7.78m gives Clay 1994 points and top position on the leader board. Athletics Decathlon Men - Beijing 2008
  • Clay and Krauchanka Duel in Decathlon Events | Video

    Clay and Krauchanka Duel in Decathlon Events

    American Byran Clay and Andrei Krauchanka of Belarus vie for top spot in the decathlon. Krauchanka jumps 2.11m in the high jump, while Clay clears 1.99m. Clay runs 48.92 s in heat 1 of the 400m, and Krauchanka puts down a time of 47.30s in the second heat. After 5 events Clay has compiled 4521 points to Krauchanka's 4433. Athletics Decathlon Men High Jump, 400m - Beijing 2008.
  • Bryan Clay Becomes the Decathlon Olympic Champion | Video

    Bryan Clay Becomes the Decathlon Olympic Champion

    Bryan Clay receives the decathlon gold medal and becomes the first American to win the event since 1996. Clay, silver medallist in Athens 2004, picks up his first gold with a total of 8,791 points, leading the discus event (53.79m), the 100m dash (10.44 seconds) and the long jump (7.78 m). Andrei Krauchanka and Leonel Suarez win silver and bronze respectively. Athletics Men's Decathlon Medal Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Bryan Clay (USA), Andrei Krauchanka (BLR), Leonel Suarez (CUB)
  • Athletics - Decathlon Men - Rio 2016 Olympic Games | Video

    Athletics - Decathlon Men - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Highlights of the Athletics - Decathlon Men on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • America dominates men's Decathlon final | Video

    America dominates men's Decathlon final

    London 2012 - America dominated the men's Decathlon competition, with world record-holder Ashton Eaton claiming gold and Trey Hardee winning silver.
  • News | Los Angeles 1984 Legacy

    Youth movement

    As a result of the youth programme, around 1.3 million participants benefitted from the sporting, academic and cultural initiatives offered from 1981 to 1984.
    04 Nov 2019 | Los Angeles 1984 Legacy, Legacies for People
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