Multicriteria Analysis of Classification in Athletic Decathlon
Man's decathlon is an athletic contest which consists of 10 events, four of them measured in seconds and the remaining six in meters. Each athlete (alternative) is described by his 10 results (criteria). Current system of classification is based on aggregation of results using utility (scoring) functions which are defined exactly for each event. This system has been used since 1984 and the aim of the paper is to analyse it with respect to current conditions. The current method of classification is compared with several alternative methods which better reflect current top results of 10 events included in men decathlon. Proposed methods are applied to real results, specifically to the Olympic Games 2008.(original abstract)
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