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our rise through the years

1976

Decathlon founder Michel Leclerq opens 1st store in Englos, Lille.

1986

Launch of Decathlon Production, designing and manufactoring our products.

1996

Decathlon creates in house brands Tribord (water sports), and Quechua (Mountain Sports).

1999

Decathlon opens its 1st store in the UK in Surrey Quays, London.

2003

Decathlon heads East and opens 1st store in China, in Shanghai.

2005

The Decathlon Foundation is created to assist with making sport accessible.

2011

Decathlon.co.uk website is launched!

2013

Decathlon UK opens its first warehouse in Northampton.

2015

Decathlon Creation is produced to provide an innovation platform for customers.

2016

Decathlon has expanded to over 1,095 stores worldwide

2017

Decathlon UK will open its 30th store and employ over 1,100 people