It looks a little more accessible.
For comparison, the decathlon is:
110 metres hurdles
Several of those are pretty specialized. I don't think ski jumping would be out of place.
I just realized that it has a judging component this year. How in the hell is it not just who can jump the farthest?
What's the spirit of the summer? Best all-around athlete. So I would go with:
2) Cross country - 15 km
3) Speed skating - 1,500 m
5) A snowboard downhill event - timed only, no judges.
And yes it should be called the Wintathlon.
i can't decide if that's advantage to the Germans or Canadians, though
Pentathalon is for wimps
Long track speed skating
Half pipe snowboard
Cross country skiing
the day has worn on, I've fallen in love with it. Plenty of ways to tweak the details, but I like having bobsled and curling in.
Curling would be a time sink, but if it's the last event, what high drama!
I'd like to see two sliding events - bobsled and luge. I'd be fine with Wintathlon and Team Wintathlon. With all the bullshit events that currently exist adding a couple that would rule wouldn't bother me one bit.
1) Alpine ski
2) Cross country ski
4) Snowshoe (this could get its own set of events)
5) Fat Bike (this could get its own set of events as well)
An outdoor, point to point, speed skating section would be cool too, but logistically difficult.