Sport of athletics

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Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking.wikipedia
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Track and field

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The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.
Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and racewalking.

Racewalking

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The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.
Racewalking, or race walking, is a long-distance discipline within the sport of athletics.

List of athletics events

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The rules and format of the modern events in athletics were defined in Western Europe and North America in the 19th and early 20th century, and were then spread to other parts of the world.
The sport of athletics is defined by the many events which make up its competition programmes.

World Athletics

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Most modern top level meetings are conducted by the International Association of Athletics Federations and its member federations.
World Athletics, previously known as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), is the international governing body for the sport of athletics, covering track and field, cross country running, road running, racewalking, mountain running and ultrarunning.

Ancient Olympic Games

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Organized athletics are traced back to the Ancient Olympic Games from 776 BC.
The Olympic Games (, Olympia, "the Olympics"; also Ὀλυμπιάς, Olympias, "the Olympiad") were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of ancient Greece.

Cross country running

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The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.
Cross country running is one of the disciplines under the umbrella sport of athletics, and is a natural terrain version of long-distance track and road running.

Road running

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The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.
These events are usually classified as long-distance according to athletics terminology, with races typically ranging from 5 kilometers to 42.2 kilometers in the marathon.

AAA Championships

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The Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) was established in England in 1880 as the first national body for the sport of athletics and began holding its own annual athletics competition – the AAA Championships.
It was the foremost domestic athletics event in the United Kingdom during its lifetime.

Amateur Athletic Association of England

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The Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) was established in England in 1880 as the first national body for the sport of athletics and began holding its own annual athletics competition – the AAA Championships.
The Amateur Athletic Association of England or AAA (pronounced 'three As') is the oldest national governing body for athletics in the world, having been established on 24 April 1880.

USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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The United States also began holding an annual national competition – the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships – first held in 1876 by the New York Athletic Club.
The following athletics events are currently featured on the national championships' program:

Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques

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Athletics became codified and standardized via the English AAA and other general sports organisations in the late 19th century, such as the Amateur Athletic Union (founded in the US in 1888) and the Union des sociétés françaises de sports athlétiques (founded in France in 1889).
During the 1890s and early 1900s it organised numerous sports including athletics, cycling, field hockey, fencing, croquet and swimming.

Walking

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Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking.

Sports club

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Track and field competitions emerged in the late 19th century and were typically contested between athletes who were representing rival educational institutions, military organisations and sports clubs.
The term athletics club is sometimes used for a general sports club, rather than one dedicated to athletics proper.

Hurdling

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Hurdling events and the steeplechase are a variation upon the flat running theme in that athletes must clear obstacles on the track during the race.
In the sport of athletics, hurdling forms the basis of a number track and field events which are a highly specialized form of obstacle racing.

Sprint (running)

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A variety of running events are held on the track which fall into three broad distance categories: sprints, middle-distance, and long-distance track events.
In athletics and track and field, sprints (or dashes) are races over short distances.

Decathlon

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Combined events, which include the decathlon (typically competed by men) and heptathlon (typically competed by women), are competitions where athletes compete in a number of different track and field events, with each performance going toward a final points tally.
The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events.

Athletics at the Summer Olympics

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The Olympic athletics competition and World Championships in Athletics, and the Paralympic athletics competition and World Para Athletics Championships, are the highest and most prestigious levels of competition in track and field.
Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics.

World Athletics Championships

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The Olympic athletics competition and World Championships in Athletics, and the Paralympic athletics competition and World Para Athletics Championships, are the highest and most prestigious levels of competition in track and field. The foremost international athletics meeting is the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, which incorporates track and field, marathon running and race walking.
The World Athletics Championships are a biennial athletics competition organized by World Athletics (formerly IAAF).

Athletics at the Summer Paralympics

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The Olympic athletics competition and World Championships in Athletics, and the Paralympic athletics competition and World Para Athletics Championships, are the highest and most prestigious levels of competition in track and field.
Athletics has been contested at every Summer Paralympics since the first games in 1960.

Steeplechase (athletics)

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Hurdling events and the steeplechase are a variation upon the flat running theme in that athletes must clear obstacles on the track during the race.
The steeplechase is an obstacle race in athletics, which derives its name from the steeplechase in horse racing.

Pole vault

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There are four common jumping events: the long jump and triple jump are contests measuring the horizontal distance an athlete can jump, while the high jump and pole vault are decided on the height achieved.
It is typically classified as one of the four major jumping events in athletics, alongside the high jump, long jump and triple jump.

Wenlock Olympian Games

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The annual Wenlock Olympian Games, first held in 1850 in Wenlock, England, incorporated athletics events into its sports programme.
The first Games were a mixture of athletics and traditional country sports such as quoits, football and cricket.

1928 Summer Olympics

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Originally for men only, the 1928 Olympics saw the introduction of women's events in the athletics programme.
Women's athletics and team gymnastics debuted at these Olympics, in spite of criticism.

Long-distance running

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A variety of running events are held on the track which fall into three broad distance categories: sprints, middle-distance, and long-distance track events.
In the sport of athletics, long-distance events are defined as races covering three kilometres (1.86 miles) and above.

Running

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Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. A variety of running events are held on the track which fall into three broad distance categories: sprints, middle-distance, and long-distance track events.
Today, competitive running events make up the core of the sport of athletics.