Questions tagged [decathlon]

Questions about the decathlon, a combined event consisting of ten track and field events.

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Why isn't the combined event the same for men and women in big athletics events?

In major athletics events (Olympic Games, World Championship), men run a decathlon (10 events) and women run a heptathlon (7 events). Why isn't the combined discipline the same for both genders? I ...
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What does "WB" and "OB" mean for the decathlon?

I only caught this during yesterday's Olympic broadcast. For the men's decathlon, for the 1500m event, it showed in the upper left of the screen: WB: 4 min and change OB: 4 min and change I'm ...
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