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Told he can broadcast series of events (9)

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I believe the answer is:

decathlon

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Here is my best explanation:

'series of events' is the definition.

The answer and definition can be both related to natural events as well as being singular nouns.

Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?

'told he can broadcast' is the subsidiary indication.

'broadcast' indicates anagramming the letters.

'told'+'he'+'can'='toldhecan'

'toldhecan' is an anagram of 'decathlon'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for decathlon that I've seen before include "Series of events", "Latched on to athletic competition of 10 events", "Athletic contest with ten different events", "Athletics event", "Event, or events", "Competition comprising ten events", "sporting contest", "Athletic event", "sporting event" and "Sporting event with 10 disciplines".)

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