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Winning the decathlon at the Olympic Games is often considered synonymous with conferring the coveted title of ‘World's Greatest Athlete’ on a person; and winning this title more than once has caused many to regard Daley Thomson to be the world’s greatest all-rounder in the field of athletics. Former English decathlete Daley Thompson’s claim to fame was the consecutive gold medals he won at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games and the world record that he broke for the event four times.

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adidas Originals Team GB Collection: 1984 L.A Olympics

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Greatest Summer Olympians Ever

Daley Thompson competed for Great Britain in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.During those Olympics, he won the gold medal in the decathlon both times.

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Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

The Team GB rowing four with their coxswain, after winning the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, 1984. They are Martin Cross, Richard Budgett, Andy Holmes, Steve Redgrave and Adrian Ellison.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB beat China to finish second in medal table

With more than 200 gold medals to their name, China have become one of the dominant nations in the Olympics since their debut in 1984.


Daley Thompson Francis Morgan Ayodélé "Daley" Thompson CBE (born 30 July 1958),[1] is a former decathlete from England. He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times. With four world records, two Olympic gold medals, three Commonwealth titles, and wins in the World and European Championships, Thompson is considered by many to be the greatest decathlete of all time.