Sport: Morris v. Owens

Added to the Olympic program in 1912, the decathlon is a test of all-round athletic ability in which competitors are awarded points for ten events: 100-metre dash, no-metre hurdles, 400-metre run,, 1,500 metre run, broad jump, high jump, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, pole vault. To build up a respectable score in the decathlon, a track & field athlete need not be particularly able in any one of the ten. Since each of his individual performances is usually outclassed by specialists, an athlete who goes out for the decathlon rarely gets much...

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