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history of track
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.
more history
More History
  • 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!
events
Events
  • 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.
running
Running
  • 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.
hurdling
Hurdling
  • 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
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
Triple Jumping
  • Similar to the long jump, the triple jump takes place on a track heading towards a pit of sand.
  • This one takes a hop, step and jump.
  • The furthest jumper wins.
pole vault
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
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
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.
resources
Resources
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Track_and_field
  • http://www.athleticscholarships.net/history-of-track-and-field.htm
  • http://www.historyoftrackandfield.com/
  • http://www.vaulttechniques.com/index.html
  • http://trackandfield.about.com/od/discus/ss/discustechnique.htm