Athletics is a big collection of various sporting events piled into one. The word 'Athlete' is derived from a Greek word 'athletes'. They include competitive running, throwing, jumping,  walking and etc. The most common type of athletics are Track Racing, Relay, cross country running.

Results of the event is declared after a participant reaches the finish line. A person who takes part in these events is called as "An Athlete". Long Jumps and High Jumps are won by the athlete that achieves the highest measurement, same goes with shotput.

Athletics is the main event of and the backbone of Summer Olympics, which is held every four years. The highest governing body of athletics are IAAF. Athletes who have physical disability compete in Summer Paralympics. The simplicity of the game and the less amount of money needed to spend on equipment is what makes the game more better.

List of Games in Athletics :-

  • Running 100m, 200m,400m etc.
  • 100m hurdles, 200m hurdles etc.
  • Marathon and half marathon.
  • Race Walk.
  • Pole Vault.
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Discus throw
  • Hammer thrie
  • Javelin throw
  • Pentahalon
  • Heptathlon
  • Decathlon
  • Relay.
  • Swimming

Famous Athletes :-

  • Usain Bolt
  • Michael Phelps
  • Jesse Owens
  • Carl Lewis
  • Mark Spitz
  • Steve Redgrave
  • David Robinson
  • Olga Korbut
  • Mia Hamm
  • Jackie Jones Kersee

Athletics players a very big role in each and every sport and is the backbone.