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    I would like to ask the people in this forum...

    I would like to ask the people in this forum something. Does having the women do only seven events, as compared to ten for the men, tell us that women aren't as capable of doing multi-events as men?...
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    Well if there is a 400 mH or a 3000 M...

    Well if there is a 400 mH or a 3000 M steeplechase in the decathlon, it would be 5 races, 3 throws, and 2 jumps. It would tip the balance in favor of running, instead of a balance between running,...
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    Does that send a message that the women are less...

    Does that send a message that the women are less able to do the pole vault than men, at least in multi-events? I know the answer should be no since there are women who do the decathlon with the pole...
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    Which begs the question. Will the men's...

    Which begs the question. Will the men's decathlon replace the pole vault with something else? If not, we will not have a really equal multi-events, since men and women compete in different events.
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    In all honesty I don't know for sure if the...

    In all honesty I don't know for sure if the barriers to pole vaulting for girls and women are greater than for any other track-and-field events. I comment on it because the women's decathlon has the...
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    My point is that the mostly male administrators...

    My point is that the mostly male administrators and coaches don't seem willing to let girls and women even try to pole vault and just reserve it for the boys and men, at least in some track-and-field...
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    I will say that most, if not all, of the...

    I will say that most, if not all, of the respondents of this thread would like to see women's decathlon be contested as much as possible. Some, like 18.99s, would like to see progress in access to...
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    So in other words since women did not have...

    So in other words since women did not have decathlon in the past, they are stuck with the heptathlon as their "gender appropriate "multi-event. You do know that there are some women who do compete...
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    I do agree with you in that there should be more...

    I do agree with you in that there should be more access to the pole vault for women and girls, and also for men and boys that don't have access to the pole vault.

    I want to ask whose fault is it...
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    In regards to why I am complaining about the...

    In regards to why I am complaining about the current situation is (1) the multi-events aren't equal for men and women on the face of it (7 events for women, with shorter races, 10 events for men) and...
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    I do think that the heptathlon should be replaced...

    I do think that the heptathlon should be replaced by the decathlon, preferably by the 2028 Olympics. If you are right about the timing the governing bodies, especially the IAAF, should make the...
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    What are the other women afraid of? Having to do...

    What are the other women afraid of? Having to do extra events? Well, they must not really be for equality for women in track and field then.
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    I recently e-mailed the IAAF about introducing a...

    I recently e-mailed the IAAF about introducing a resolution to have the women's decathlon introduced at the 2027 World Championships and the 2028 Olympics. They say that the best way to introduce...
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    There is something wrong with the headline. ...

    There is something wrong with the headline. Sebastian Coe is a British citizen, thus ineligible to run for USA Track and Field offices. However he is unopposed for the IAAF presidency.
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    The first feed should be the women's discus throw...

    The first feed should be the women's discus throw since it will start at 7:45 a.m. Eastern Time.
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    My guess is that NBC Sports Gold is still...

    My guess is that NBC Sports Gold is still deciding which events will be on which feeds.
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    My guess is that the full schedule has not yet...

    My guess is that the full schedule has not yet been posted. There should be field event feeds posted by late Saturday at the latest.
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    NBC Sports Gold is webcasting the track events of...

    NBC Sports Gold is webcasting the track events of the Birmingham Diamond League at least. The field events should also be webcasted.
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    Interesting idea the Germans have for...

    Interesting idea the Germans have for multi-events. Maybe it should be adopted by the major championships and the Olympics.
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    I have a lot of respect for Austra Skujyte for...

    I have a lot of respect for Austra Skujyte for competing in the decathlon. In fact I have more respect for her that the heptathletes who don't even want to try the pole vault and have access to it,...
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    I have an idea about how to have the women's...

    I have an idea about how to have the women's decathlon while having the heptathlon at the same time. The women can compete alongside the men in their decathlon, especially in major championships. ...
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    You're welcome.

    You're welcome.
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    Sorry to hear that your plan didn't come through....

    Sorry to hear that your plan didn't come through. Your idea of a pentathlon would have been interesting.
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    https://www.deviantart.com/ralmcg/art/Women-s-Deca...

    https://www.deviantart.com/ralmcg/art/Women-s-Decathlon-All-Events-809291309

    That's the link to my digital poster of the women's decathlon events. None were from an actual decathlon and only two...
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    You have a good idea. The pentathlon could open...

    You have a good idea. The pentathlon could open multi-events to athletes from places where the pole vault, for example, is not an affordable option. That should especially make 18.99s happy.
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