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Eleven Track 'N' Field style events are recreated in this joystick-waggling based game. Five are simple running events of different distances ranging from 100 meters to 1500 meters. Unlike Daley Thompson's Decathlon the longer events don't involve a different technique, or different performance measurements, making the 1500m quite tiring. There are also three throwing events (Javelin, Discus and Hammer), and the High / Long / Triple Jump events. Each event has a pre-defined world record to chase.

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Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 4: Javelin
The computer goes first and, personally, I find it suspicious that they set a new world record on their first throw
Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum This pretty screen displays while the game loads
Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 1: Running
The computer is very fast and the player may well fall so far behind they are soon off the screen
Micro Olympics ZX Spectrum Event 4: Javelin
Again the first step is to define the action keys. This time there are three.

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  • "Olympic Spectacular" -- Alternative Software release title

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Martin Smith (62869) added Micro Olympics (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 26, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (168056) and Martin Smith (62869)