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Athletics is an sporting event which involve jumping, running, throwing, walking. Common types of athletics competitions are road running, cross country running, track-field and race walking. Athletics meets the backbone of summer Olympics. Foremost international athletics meeting is World Athletics Championships.

The 1st ever event played at ancient Olympic games was Stadium race of 192 meters. The 1st modern Olympic games at Athens in 1896 athletics was again main features of programmed with track event ranging from 100 meter to 1500 meter, field event such as pole vault and long jump.