A fantastic interactive

The largest single sport at the Games, athletics encompasses all track and field disciplines and is comprised of roughly 2,000 athletes. Its roots go back long before the first modern Olympiad of 1896, and can be traced to the ancient Games of Greece, which began in the 8th century BC. Explore the history of the sport, the numerous events that make it up and those who have left their indelible mark on the Summer Games with gold medals and record-setting performances.

A fantastic interactive

The largest single sport at the Games, athletics encompasses all track and field disciplines and is comprised of roughly 2,000 athletes. Its roots go back long before the first modern Olympiad of 1896, and can be traced to the ancient Games of Greece, which began in the 8th century BC. Explore the history of the sport, the numerous events that make it up and those who have left their indelible mark on the Summer Games with gold medals and record-setting performances.