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Track And Field (Athletics)

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Track and Field is a popular sport around the world that tests athletes' speed, strength, endurance, and skill. As a whole, track and field combines running, jumping, and throwing events all into one sport. In the Olympic Games, there are 48 medaling events just in the sport of track and field, split between men and women. In addition to these events, there are even some more events that take place, just not at the Olympics. Finally, track and field is a sport that is able to be played by people of all ages. In most events, there is very little equipment required and the best means of training is simply running, jumping or throwing.

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What is Track and Field?

Track and Field, also known as Athletics, is one of the world's most popular sports due to its innate simplicity and competitive nature. Track and field combines a wide variety of events covering multiple disciplines such as running, jumping and throwing.

Track and field is one of the most popular sports on the planet, but the most successful countries in the sport are the United States, Russia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Jamaica.

Is Track and Field an olympic sport?

Yes, track and field is an Olympic sport and takes place every four years at the Summer Olympic Games.