Decathlon is a major French sporting goods chain, with stores located throughout the world. It started with a shop near Lille, France in 1976. The retailer stocks a wide range of sporting goods, usually sold in large superstores. Decathlon Group also owns the Toboggan and Decat stores, the former sells sporting goods at discount prices, whilst the latter is a smaller high street sized version of the larger Decathlon superstores. Decathlon is one of the largest sporting goods resellers in the world with a staff of more than 40000 employees. More info on the Decathlon website