Ten Events Decathlon Board Game
Top 1960 Olympic Games finishers, Rafer Johnson (USA) and C. K. Yang (Taiwan)

Ten Events is a realistic simulation of the men's multi-events competitions (decathlon and indoor hepathlon) and enables you to coach history's greatest in a quest for gold.


The decathlon consists of the following track and field events held over two days of competition:


Day 1: 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, and the 400-meter dash.

Day 2: 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and the 1500-meter run.


Fatigue, injuries, altitude, and wind effects are incorporated in the game. For example, Mexico City's high altitude (7546 feet/2300 meters) will produce faster sprint times, longer broad jumps and javelin throws, but hinder athlete's efforts in the 1500-meter run... just as it did during the 1968 Olympic Games.


As coach, you must choose your athlete's effort levels in the throws and long jump in order to maximize distance while avoiding fouls.


A summary of each event:

100m Dash One dice roll is required for each heat to determine wind, another for a false start, and one for each athlete to determine his base time. Wind and altitude adjustments are added to determine each athlete's final time.

Long Jump One dice roll is required for each group for each round to determine wind and one for each athlete to determine his base distance. Wind and altitude adjustments are added to determine each athlete's distance.

Shot Put One dice roll is required for each athlete in each round to determine his distance.

High Jump One dice roll is required for each jump.

400m Dash One dice roll is required for each athlete to determine his base time. An altitude adjustment is added to determine each athlete's final time.

110m Hurdles One dice roll is required for each heat to determine wind, another for a false start, and one for each athlete to determine his base time. Wind and altitude adjustments are added to determine each athlete's final time.

Discus Throw One dice roll is required for each athlete in each round to determine his distance.

Pole Vault One dice roll is required for each jump.

Javelin Throw One dice roll is required for each athlete in each round to determine his distance. Wind adjustments are added to determine athlete's final distance.

1500m Run One dice roll is required for each athlete to determine his base time. An altitude adjustment is added to determine each athlete's final time.



Old-timers' abilities have been enhanced to enable them to compete with today's athletes whose advantages include better nutrition, full-time training with better facilities, synthetic tracks and poles, superior landing pads, and starting blocks. A time travel feature enables you to let modern athletes compete in past times too.


See how Bryan Clay or Bill Toomey might do against Jim Thorpe and his contemporaries in Stockholm in 1912.


See how 19th-century all-around champion, Malcolm Ford or 1920s champion decathlete Harold Osborn might fare against Rafer Johnson and C. K. Yang in Tokyo in 1960.


Pit Bruce Jenner and Daley Thompson against Glenn Morris and other greats of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.


More than 360 athletes are included. Most were world-class decathletes. Some were stars of other multi-event disciplines such as the ten-event all-around, the pentathlon, and the indoor heptathlon. Some athletes were better known for prowess in a single event, but dabbled in muti-event competitions.


Because of the large number of athletes included, players are included in book format, instead of on individual cards.


The following athletes are among the highest-rated in the ten events:


100-Meter Dash:

Eulace Peacock, Malcolm Ford, Harald Andersson-Arbin, Dan O'Brien, Bill Toomey, Chris Huffins, and Daley Thompson.

Long Jump:

Ralph Boston, Peacock, Bob Clark, Robert Legrende, Ned Gourdin, and Al Kraenzlein.

Shot Put:

Brian Oldfield, Edy Hubacher, Donald Dinnie, Bill Watson, Russ Hodge, Martin Sheridan, and Heino Lipp.

High Jump:

Jagan Hames, Christian Schenk, Pat Davin, Joachim Kirst, Jim Thorpe, and Jurgen Hingsen.

400-Meter Dash:

Toomey, Jeff Bennett, Charles Hoff, Jeff Bannister, Eberhard Stroot, Roy Mercer, and Rafer Johnson.

110-Meter Hurdles:

Martin Lauer, Milt Campbell, Frank Buseman, Bob Coffman, Don Shy, and Kraenzlein.

Discus Throw:

Eero Lehtenen, Dinnie, Oldfield, Evert Nilsson, Hubacher, Harry Goelitz, William Curtis, Sheridan, and Lipp.

Pole Vault:

Tim Bright, Hoff, Erki Nool, Rick Sloan, Harry Babcock, Sebastien Levicq, Bennett, Dave Steen, and C. K. Yang.

Javelin Throw:

Lennart Hedmark, Jerry Dyes, Raimo Pihl, Kurt Bendlin, Dinnie, Bill Miller, Eric Lemming, R. Johnson, and Vasiliy Kuznyetsov.

1500-Meter Run:

Leonid Litvinyenko, Bennett, Mike Hill, Bannister, Jan Podebradsky, Dick Emberger, John Crist, Yuriy Kutsenko, and Toomey.


Other greats such as Bob Mathias, Bruce Jenner, and Roman Sebrle will be competitive by performing well in almost every event.  See how all-time greats compare to current world record holder and Olympic gold medalist, Ashton Eaton.



Here's the result of a modern decathlon featuring the following all-time greats:


Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalists

Site – Los Angeles Coliseum

Elevation – 100 meters

1985 Scoring Tables

World Record – 9045 points - Ashton Eaton, 2015

 

PARTICIPANTS

Jim Thorpe, USA (1912 champion)

Helge Lovland, Norway (1920 champion)

Harold Osborn, USA (1924 champion)

Paavo Yrjola, USA (1928 champion)

Jim Bausch, USA (1932 champion)

Glenn Morris, USA (1936 champion)

Bob Mathias, USA (1948, 1952 champion)

Milt Campbell, USA (1956 champion)

Rafer Johnson, USA (1960 champion)

Willi Holdorf, West Germany (1964 champion)

Bill Toomey, USA (1968 champion)

Nikolai Avilov, USSR (1972 champion)

Bruce Jenner, USA (1976 champion)

Daley Thompson, Great Britain (1980, 1984 champion)

Christian Schenk, West Germany (1988 champion)

Robert Zmelik, Czech Republic (1992 champion)

Dan O’Brien, USA (1996 champion)

Erki Nool, Estonia (2000 champion)

Roman Sebrle, Czech Republic (2004 champion)

Bryan Clay, USA (2008 champion)

Ashton Eaton, USA (2012, 2016 champion)

 

EVENT #1 – 100-METER DASH


Heat #1 – wind reading: +1.3 m/s

996 points – Eaton – 10.41s

947 points – Clay – 10.62s

935 points – Thorpe – 10.67s

890 points – Sebrle – 10.87s

881 points – Osborn – 10.91s

870 points – Lovland – 10.96s

814 points – Yrjola – 11.21s

 

Eaton cruised to a 6½-foot victory over Clay and the rest of the field.

 

Heat #2 – wind reading: +0.3 m/s

1020 points – O’Brien – 10.31s

977 points – Morris – 10.49s

926 points – Nool – 10.71s

908 points – Mathias – 10.79s

897 points – Zmelik – 10.84s

823 points – Schenk – 11.17s

804 points – Bausch – 11.26s

 

O’Brien ran the fastest time of the day while edging Morris by 5½ feet in the second heat.

 

Heat #3 – wind reading: +1.2 m/s

999 points – Holdorf – 10.40s

999 points – Thompson – 10.40s

992 points – Campbell – 10.43s

959 points – Johnson – 10.57s

952 points – Toomey – 10.60

935 points – Jenner – 10.67s

899 points – Avilov – 10.83s

 

Holdorf and Thompson tied for the lead in their heat.

 

STANDINGS AFTER EVENT #1

1020 points – O’Brien

  999 points – Holdorf

  999 points – Thompson

  996 points – Eaton

  992 points – Campbell

  977 points – Morris

  959 points – Johnson

  952 points – Toomey

  947 points – Clay

  935 points – Jenner

  935 points – Thorpe

  926 points – Nool

  908 points – Mathias

  899 points – Avilov

  897 points – Zmelik

  890 points – Sebrle

  881 points – Osborn

  870 points – Lovland

  823 points – Schenk

  814 points – Yrjola

  804 points – Bausch

 

O’Brien’s 100m dash time gave him a 21-point lead after one event.

 

EVENT #2 – LONG JUMP

1081 points – Thompson – 8.08m (+1.2 m/s)

1053 points – Zmelik – 7.97m (+2.7 m/s)

1017 points – Avilov – 7.83m (0.0 m/s)

992 points – Morris – 7.73m (+1.3 m/s)

992 points – Thorpe – 7.73m (+0.3 m/s)

990 points – Eaton – 7.72m (-0.2 m/s)

982 points – Bausch – 7.69m (+1.7 m/s)

970 points – Schenk – 7.64m (-0.6 m/s)

967 points – Toomey – 7.63m (-2.7 m/s)

965 points – Holdorf – 7.62m (+2.7 m/s)

955 points – Mathias – 7.58m (-0.4 m/s)

955 points – Sebrle – 7.58m (0.0 m/s)

952 points – Yrjola – 7.57m (+2.7 m/s)

940 points –  Clay – 7.52m (+1.5 m/s)

935 points – Campbell – 7.50m (+0.4 m/s)

935 points – Nool – 7.50m (-1.4 m/s)

930 points – Johnson – 7.48m (-1.6 m/s)

922 points – O’Brien – 7.45m (-2.7 m/s)

918 points – Osborn – 7.43m (-0.3 m/s)

859 points – Jenner – 7.19m (-2.7 m/s)

821 points – Lovland – 7.03m (-2.7 m/s)

 

Thompson’s jump of 26½ feet earned him 1081 points.  He outdistanced the second-place finisher, Zmelik, by just over four inches.

 

STANDINGS AFTER EVENT #2

2080 points – Thompson

1986 points – Eaton

1969 points – Morris

1964 points – Holdorf

1942 points – O’Brien

1950 points – Zmelik

1927 points – Campbell

1927 points – Thorpe

1919 points – Toomey

1916 points – Avilov

1889 points – Johnson

1887 points – Clay

1863 points – Mathias

1861 points – Nool

1845 points – Sebrle

1799 points – Osborn

1794 points – Jenner

1793 points – Schenk

1786 points – Bausch

1766 points – Yrjola

1691 points – Lovland

 

Thompson’s LJ performance enabled him to jump two spots in the standings to overtake O’Brien after O’Brien’s disappointing jumps.  Eaton advanced four spots.

 

EVENT #3 – SHOT PUT

1028 points – Thorpe – 18.85m

1009 points – Bausch – 18.57m

1006 points – Yrjola – 18.50m

985 points – Mathias – 18.16m

948 points – Johnson – 17.57m

928 points – O’Brien – 17.24m

921 points – Morris – 17.13m

907 points – Campbell – 16.90m

890 points – Jenner – 16.63m

886 points – Holdorf – 16.57m

884 points – Schenk – 16.53m

865 points – Thompson – 16.23m

865 points – Avilov – 16.22m

856 points – Lovland – 16.08m

853 points – Sebrle – 16.03m

844 points – Toomey – 15.88m

841 points – Eaton – 15.84m

822 points – Osborn – 15.53m

818 points – Clay – 15.46m

780 points – Zmelik – 14.85

777 points – Nool – 14.80m

 

A long throw (61’10”) by Thorpe outdistanced the field by eleven inches.

 

STANDINGS AFTER EVENT #3

2955 points – Thorpe

2945 points – Thompson

2890 points – Morris

2870 points – O’Brien

2850 points – Holdorf

2848 points – Mathias

2837 points – Johnson

2834 points – Campbell

2827 points – Eaton

2795 points – Bausch

2781 points – Avilov

2772 points – Yrjola

2763 points – Toomey

2730 points – Zmelik

2705 points – Clay

2698 points – Sebrle

2684 points – Jenner

2677 points – Schenk

2638 points – Nool

2621 points – Osborn

2547 points – Lovland

 

Thorpe’s put moved him up seven spots to take a slim lead (10 points) over Thompson.

 

EVENT #4 – HIGH JUMP

1041 points – Osborn – 2.25m

1012 points – Schenk – 2.22m

1012 points – Thorpe – 2.22m

982 points – O’Brien – 2.19m

925 points – Avilov – 2.13m

925 points – Sebrle – 2.13m

896 points – Mathias – 2.10m

868 points – Zmelik – 2.07m

840 points – Clay – 2.04m

840 points – Jenner – 2.04m

840 points – Nool – 2.04m

840 points – Thompson – 2.04m

840 points – Toomey – 2.04m

813 points – Eaton – 2.01m

813 points – Johnson – 2.01m

813 points – Morris – 2.01m

813 points – Yrjola – 2.01m

785 points – Campbell – 1.98m

731 points – Bausch – 1.92m

731 points – Holdorf – 1.92m

679 points – Lovland – 1.86m

 

Osborn, 1924 Olympic high jump champion, defeated the field with a jump of 7’ 4½.”  Thorpe and the 6’7” Schenk jumped over 7’3.”

 

STANDINGS AFTER EVENT #4

3967 points – Thorpe

3852 points – O’Brien

3785 points – Thompson

3744 points – Mathias

3706 points – Avilov

3703 points – Morris

3689 points – Schenk

3662 points – Osborn

3650 points – Johnson

3640 points – Eaton

3623 points – Sebrle

3619 points – Campbell

3603 points – Toomey

3598 points – Zmelik

3585 points – Yrjola

3581 points – Holdorf

3545 points – Clay

3526 points – Bausch

3524 points – Jenner

3478 points – Nool

3226 points – Lovland


Thorpe's second-place HJ finish enabled him to extend his lead to 115 points.  O'Brien's fourth-place finish moved him to second place.  Osborn moved from 20th place to eighth.

 

EVENT #5 – 400-METER DASH

1005 points – Eaton – 46.07s

995 points – Toomey – 46.26s

984 points – Johnson – 46.49s

978 points – Holdorf – 46.61s

978 points – Nool – 46.61s

957 points – O’Brien – 47.03s

948 points – Avilov – 47.21s

945 points – Morris – 47.27s

936 points – Campbell – 47.45s

925 points – Jenner – 47.69s

912 points – Thompson – 47.94s

904 points – Sebrle – 48.11s

878 points – Zmelik – 48.65s

872 points – Mathias – 48.77s

866 points – Schenk – 48.89s

852 points – Clay – 49.19s

847 points – Thorpe – 49.31s

827 points – Yrjola – 49.73s

775 points – Osborn – 50.87s

753 points – Lovland – 51.35s

711 points – Bausch – 52.31s

 

Eaton blazed to a margin of victory of more than 5 feet.

 

STANDINGS AFTER EVENT #5 (END OF DAY ONE)

4814 points – Thorpe

4809 points – O’Brien

4697 points – Thompson

4654 points – Avilov

4648 points – Morris

4645 points – Eaton

4634 points – Johnson

4616 points – Mathias

4598 points – Toomey

4559 points – Holdorf

4555 points – Campbell

4555 points – Schenk

4527 points – Sebrle

4476 points – Zmelik

4456 points – Nool

4449 points – Jenner

4437 points – Osborn

4412 points – Yrjola

4397 points – Clay

4237 points – Bausch

3979 points – Lovland

 

Thorpe finished day one with a five-point lead over O’Brien.  Both scores surpass the first-day record of 4747 points.

 

 

EVENT #6 – 110-METER HURDLES


Heat #1 – wind reading: +0.7 m/s

1032 points – Toomey – 13.56s

978 points – Johnson – 13.97s

950 points – O’Brien – 14.19s

927 points – Avilov – 14.37s

925 points – Yrjola – 14.39s

921 points – Osborn – 14.42s

889 points – Schenk – 14.68s

 

Toomey edged Johnson by 16 inches.

 

Heat #2 – wind reading: +1.3 m/s

975 points – Sebrle – 14.00s

975 points – Zmelik – 14.00s

969 points – Eaton – 14.04s

949 points – Jenner – 14.20s

934 points – Lovland – 14.32s

906 points – Nool – 14.54s

859 points – Bausch – 14.92s

 

Sebrle and Zmelik tied their heat.

 

Heat #3 – wind reading: -0.3 m/s

986 points – Campbell – 13.91s

978 points – Thompson –  13.97s

975 points – Mathias – 14.00s

965 points – Clay – 14.07s

965 points – Holdorf – 14.07s

945 points – Morris – 14.23s

924 points – Thorpe – 14.40s

 

Former 120-yard hurdles WR holder Milt Campbell ran the day’s second-best time even though he faced a mild headwind.

 

STANDINGS AFTER EVENT #6

5759 points – O’Brien

5738 points – Thorpe

5675 points – Thompson

5630 points – Toomey

5614 points – Eaton

5612 points – Johnson

5593 points – Morris

5591 points – Mathias

5581 points – Avilov

5541 points – Campbell

5524 points – Holdorf

5502 points – Sebrle

5451 points – Zmelik

5444 points – Schenk

5398 points – Jenner

5362 points – Clay

5362 points – Nool

5358 points – Osborn

5337 points – Yrjola

5096 points – Bausch

4913 points – Lovland

 

O’Brien reclaimed the lead from Thorpe.  Toomey moved from ninth place to fourth after running the event’s swiftest time.

 

EVENT #7 – DISCUS THROW

983 points – Bausch – 55.38m

980 points – Johnson – 55.22m

905 points – Mathias – 51.68m

893 points – Clay – 51.11m

887 points – Campbell – 50.80m

886 points – Holdorf – 50.74m

839 points – Osborn – 48.51m

839 points – Sebrle – 48.51m

834 points – Jenner – 48.27m

804 points – Morris – 46.81m

804 points – O’Brien – 46.81m

792 points – Lovland – 46.23m

790 points – Yrjola – 46.14m

771 points – Toomey – 45.21m

768 points – Zmelik – 45.07m

750 points – Schenk – 44.19m

729 points – Thompson – 43.17m

729 points – Thorpe – 43.17m

687 points – Eaton – 41.13m

683 points – Avilov – 40.93m

646 points – Nool – 39.09m

 

Bausch almost broke the decathlon discus throw record (55.87m) with a throw of 181’8.”

 

STANDINGS AFTER EVENT #7

6592 points – Johnson

6563 points – O’Brien

6496 points – Mathias

6467 points – Thorpe

6428 points – Campbell

6410 points – Holdorf

6404 points – Thompson

6401 points – Toomey

6397 points – Morris

6301 points – Eaton

6264 points – Avilov

6255 points – Clay

6232 points – Jenner

6219 points – Zmelik

6197 points – Osborn

6194 points – Schenk

6127 points – Yrjola

6079 points – Bausch

6008 points – Nool

5705 points – Lovland

 

Johnson’s longest toss (181’2”) moved him ahead of leader, O’Brien.

 

EVENT #8 – POLE VAULT

1100 points – Nool – 5.60m

1035 points – Eaton – 5.40m

1004 points – Bausch – 5.30m

1004 points – O’Brien – 5.30m

1004 points – Sebrle – 5.30m

1004 points – Thompson – 5.30m

1004 points – Zmelik – 5.30m

941 points – Jenner – 5.10m

910 points – Clay – 5.00m

910 points – Schenk – 5.00m

880 points – Johnson – 4.90m

880 points – Osborn – 4.90m

849 points – Avilov – 4.80m

849 points – Holdorf – 4.80m

849 points – Lovland – 4.80m

849 points – Mathias – 4.80m

849 points – Thorpe – 4.80m

849 points – Toomey – 4.80m

849 points – Yrjola – 4.80m

819 points – Campbell – 4.70m

790 points – Morris – 4.60m

 

Nool’s 18’4” vault surpassed second-place finisher Eaton by eight inches.

 

STANDINGS AFTER EVENT #8

7567 points – O’Brien

7472 points – Johnson

7408 points – Thompson

7345 points – Mathias

7336 points – Eaton

7316 points – Thorpe

7259 points – Holdorf

7250 points – Toomey

7247 points – Campbell

7223 points – Zmelik

7187 points – Morris

7173 points – Jenner

7165 points – Clay

7113 points – Avilov

7108 points – Nool

7104 points – Schenk

7083 points – Bausch

7077 points – Osborn

6976 points – Yrjola

6554 points – Lovland

 

Johnson’s lead was erased by O’Brien.

 

EVENT #9 – JAVELIN THROW

1187 points – Yrjola – 89.27m (+2.0 m/s wind)

1048 points – Johnson – 80.34m (0.0 m/s wind)

1037 points – Avilov – 79.63m (+1.4 m/s wind)

1010 points – Osborn – 77.89m (+3.0 m/s wind)

912 points – Bausch – 71.51m (-1.4 m/s wind)

909 points – Thorpe – 71.31m (+1.3 m/s wind)

905 points – Toomey – 71.05m (-0.7 m/s wind)

892 points – Morris – 70.21m (+0.2 m/s wind)

874 points – Clay – 69.00m (-0.2 m/s wind)

896 points – Mathias – 70.42m (+0.6 m/s wind)

845 points – Campbell – 67.10m (-0.3 m/s wind)

810 points – O’Brien – 64.78m (-0.1 m/s wind)

806 points – Thompson – 64.53m (-0.2 m/s wind)

803 points – Sebrle – 64.34m (-1.2 m/s wind)

800 points – Zmelik – 65.14m (0,0 m/s wind)

786 points – Jenner – 63.22m (-2.9 m/s wind)

786 points – Lovland – 63.22m (-2.9 m/s wind)

771 points – Nool – 62.23m (-1.7 m/s wind)

717 points – Holdorf – 58.65m (-1.9 m/s wind)

681 points – Schenk – 56.19m (-2.7 m/s wind)

627 points – Eaton – 52.58m (-2.3 m/s wind)

 

Yrjola shattered the decathlon world record with a throw of 292’10.”

 

STANDINGS AFTER EVENT #9

8520 points – Johnson

8377 points – O’Brien

8241 points – Mathias

8225 points – Thorpe

8214 points – Thompson

8163 points – Yrjola

8155 points – Toomey

8150 points – Avilov

8092 points – Campbell

8087 points – Osborn

8079 points – Morris

8039 points – Clay

8023 points – Zmelik

7995 points – Bausch

7976 points – Holdorf

7963 points – Eaton

7959 points – Jenner

7879 points – Nool

7785 points – Schenk

7340 points – Lovland

 

Johnson passed O’Brien to take the lead heading into the final event.  Yrjola’s record throw catapulted him from 20th place to sixth.

 

EVENT #10 – 1500-METER RUN

865 points – Toomey – 4:12.36

850 points – Schenk – 4:14.42

832 points – Jenner – 4:15.09

816 points – Thorpe – 4:19.41

784 points – Avilov – 4:24.10

777 points – Thompson – 4:25.08

771 points – Zmelik – 4:25.98

768 points – Eaton – 4:26.49

755 points – Holdorf – 4:28.40

746 points – Yrjola – 4:28.90

742 points – Morris – 4:30.41

712 points – Nool – 4:35.08

668 points – Sebrle – 4:41.92

643 points – Lovland – 4:45.96

628 points –  O’Brien – 4:48.49

601 points – Mathias – 4:52.03

595 points – Clay – 4:53.91

571 points – Osborn – 4:58.01

556 points – Johnson – 5:00.68

539 points – Campbell – 5:03.63

438 points – Bausch – 5:22.27

 

Toomey’s great time was one of four under 4:20.

 

FINAL STANDINGS

9076 points – Johnson – Gold Medal

9041 points – Thorpe – Silver Medal

9020 points – Toomey – Bronze Medal

9005 points – O'Brien

8991 points – Thompson

8934 points – Avilov

8909 points – Yrjola

8842 points – Mathias

8821 points – Morris

8794 points – Zmelik

8791 points – Jenner

8731 points – Eaton

8731 points – Holdorf

8658 points – Osborn

8635 points – Schenk

8634 points – Clay

8631 points – Campbell

8591 points – Nool

8433 points – Bausch

7983 points – Lovland

 

Johnson struggled to reach the finish line in the last challenge, but still surpassed Ashton Eaton’s 2015 world record by 31 points.  Thorpe’s strong finish gave him the silver medal.

 



Ten Events Decathlon Board Game

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