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School Track
By: Jakota M
History of Track
 The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, won the stadium
race, a foot race 600 feet long. This was the only athletic event of the games for the first
13 Olympic festivals.
 Track and fields is an athletic contest based on running, jumping, and throwing.
 A stadium with an oval running track around a grass fields.
 The one with the fastest score wins, and they get medals and ribbons.
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 USA Track & Field competitions featuring the very best track & field athletes from
Team USA, the World's #1 Track Team.
 It brings the speed, strength, and fun of track & field to fans around the country,
allowing them to experience first hand the world's most popular sport.
 Perhaps most important, it gives American athletes the opportunity to compete
against the world's best, on home soil and in front of U.S. fans!
 Track and field events are divided into three broad categories: track events, field events,
and combined events.
 There are two types of field events: jumps, and throws. In jumping competitions, athletes
are judged on either the length or height of their jumps.
 They have throwing events, its all about how far it goes.
 Sprints: The runners race over short distances, or
sprints, are among the oldest running
competitions. The one with the fastest times wins,
and they get medals and ribbons. The first one
to pass a line wins.
 Middle distance: Runners start the race from a
standing position along a curved starting line
and after hearing the starter's pistol they all
follow the tracks to the finish lines.
 Long distance: The runners start at the starting
line, and race to the finish line, and they race
miles and miles.
 The first known event, held in 1830, was a variation of the 100-yard dash that included heavy
wooden barriers as obstacles.
 Athletic track stars which a runner races over obstacles called hurdles, Runners must remain in
lanes throughout a race, and although they may knock hurdles down while running over them,
a runner who’s foot or leg alongside a hurdle or knocks it down with a hand is disqualified. The
first hurdler to complete the course is the winner.
Long jumping
 The long jump is one of the oldest track and field events.
 The athletes must jump before a marked line.
 The athletes would take a short run up and jump into an area of sandpit.
 The winner being the one who jumped furthest.
Triple Jumping
 Similar to the long jump, the triple jump takes place on a track heading towards a pit of
 This one takes a hop, step and jump.
 The furthest jumper wins.
Pole Vault
 It is a sport loved by the Greeks even before 1200 BC.
 This event has athletes run down a strip of the track, plant the pole in the metal box.
 They fly over the bar before letting go of the pole and falling backwards onto the mattress.
Shot putting
 It’s a competition of people throwing a special ball.
 They judge who throws the farthest.
 This sport started and 1896, for Men.
 The women's competition began in 1948.
Discuss Throwing
 The athlete will complete one and a half rotations in the ring. The thrower actually moves
forward in a straight line, from the back of the ring to the front.
 You will need speed necessary for a strong throw.
 You will be judged by how far you throw.
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