|Governing Body:||World Athletics|
The word ATHLETICS was commonly utilised to depict athletic games – for example, sporting challenges dependent on human physical accomplishments. In the nineteenth century, the term athletics obtained a progressively thin definition in Europe and came to depict sports including focused running, walking, throwing, and jumping.
Organised athletics are followed back to the Ancient Olympic Games from 776 BC. The standards and configuration of the modern occasions in athletics were characterised in Western Europe and North America in the nineteenth and mid-twentieth century and were then spread to different portions of the world. Most current top-level gatherings are directed by the International Association of Athletics Federations and its part leagues.
Athletic competition was incorporated into the first Olympic Games in 1896, and it has been as one of the first competitions at the quadrennial multi-sport occasion from that point forward. Initially, for men just, the 1928 Olympics saw the presentation of ladies' events in the sports program. Athletics is a piece of the Paralympic Games since the debut Games in 1960.
A universal administering body, the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), was established in 1912; it embraced its present name, the International Association of Athletics Federations, in 2001. The IAAF built up independent outdoor World Championships in 1983.