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A simulation of the 10-event Olympic Decathlon, this early game was basically a series of 10 arcade games back to back. The player used the keyboard to control how fast the character would go in a race or when to throw the javelin, for example. Decathlon also had a training mode which let you play any of the events individually.

A nice feature about the game is that up to six players could play the game in hot seat mode. Several of the events were one player at a time, but many of the races were two at a time, giving you some live competition. You were scored based on your performance at each event and the player with the highest total at the end was awarded the gold medal. The ultimate challenge was to try to beat Bruce Jenner, winner of the Decathlon in the 1976 games.


Olympic Decathlon PC Booter The long jump (CGA with composite monitor)
Olympic Decathlon PC Booter Instructions for the discus (CGA with composite monitor)
Olympic Decathlon PC Booter Shot put results (CGA with RGB monitor)
Olympic Decathlon PC Booter Wild draw / Discus throw (CGA with RGB monitor)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Microsoft Decathlon" -- PC title

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Great multiplayer, kept me coming back to beat those highscores Anthony Bull (26) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars

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PC Magazine Dec, 1982 Unscored Unscored


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The opening title sequence includes a challenge to the player to perform as well as Bruce Jenner, winner of the Decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics. In 2015, Bruce transitioned to become a woman and changed her name. During KansasFest 2015, one of the attendees entered the HackFest competition with a submission that updated the name to Caitlyn. A video was taken of the presentation of the entry to the judges.
Old man gamer (389) added Olympic Decathlon (PC Booter) on Jun 15, 2000
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