The Activision Decathlon

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The Activision Decathlon
Cover of the game

Developer(s) Activision
Publisher(s) Activision
Designer(s) David Crane
Platform(s) Atari 8-bit family, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX
Release date(s) March 18, 1983
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, up to four players on the Atari 8-bit

The Activision Decathlon is a sports game for the Atari 8-bit, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Commodore 64, ColecoVision and MSX platforms. Up to four players compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually.

The game became somewhat notorious for the amount of wear or damage inflicted upon console controllers,[citation needed] namely the Atari 2600 version where rapid back-and-forth movement of the joystick propels the athlete down the track.

The game was later reissued simply as Decathlon by the UK budget label Firebird.[1] It was subsequently featured on the PlayStation 2 compilation Activision Anthology.


  1. 100-Meter Dash
  2. Long Jump
  3. Shot Put
  4. High Jump
  5. 400-Meter Race
  6. 110-Meter Hurdles
  7. Discus Throw
  8. Pole Vault
  9. Javelin Throw
  10. 1500-Meter Race
Commodore 64 version


Decathlon was made available on Microsoft's Game Room service for its Xbox 360 console and for Windows-based PCs in July 2010.


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