Traced back to the Ancient Olympic Games, athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve jumping, running, walking, and throwing. The most common athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking. Athletics events are among the oldest of all sports and are often referred to as the backbone of the Summer Olympic Games with numerous track and field events. Athletics events have been a staple at the Olympic Games beginning in 1896 and are also included at the Paralympic Games. Find athletics leagues, tournaments, camps, and clinics. Improve your skills with tips, tricks, drills, and more.
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