Antedating of "Decathlon"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 8 01:07:00 UTC 2013

decathlon (OED 1912)

1910 _Nashville American_ 10 July A12 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The International Olympic Committee held its meeting recently at Luxembourg, where the programme for the Swedish Olympic games was discussed. ... Then, there will be a decathlon, or ten-event all-around.

Fred Shapiro

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