As of sunrise this morning in Central Oregon, Ashton Eaton was scheduled to have two more events to complete today in London on the first day of competition in the decathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Eaton, the 24-year-old gold-medal favorite from Bend, was to have taken part earlier today in the 100 meters, the long jump and the shot put. Still ahead today in the two-day, 10-event competition are the high jump (10 a.m. Pacific time) and the 400 meters (1:30 p.m.).
Thursday’s events are the 110-meter hurdles (1 a.m.), the discus (1:55 a.m.), the pole vault (4:55 a.m.), the javelin (10:30 a.m.) and the 1,500 meters (1:20 p.m.).
Live viewing of the decathlon is available online at www.nbcolympics.com. And on Thursday, the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend plans to stream the decathlon’s final two events (javelin and 1,500) on its big screen. Doors at the theater will open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free, and concessions will be available.