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Synonyms for athletics

an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity

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Swansea will become the first UK city to host the International Paralympic Committee European Athletics Championships in August next year.
Victoria Spence of North of Tyne Athletics Network took the Services to Disability Athletics Award with NOTAN colleague Tommy Brannon runner-up.
The winner award will be decided by votes from the general public as well as from the media, an expert panel and members of the European Athletics Federation and the the successful athlete will collect their award at the European Athletics Convention in Malta on Saturday, October 13.
The Welsh Athletics International will feature athletes from Africa, Oceania and the Caribbean who will be preparing to take part in the Olympic Games in London.
Welsh Athletics has recently published its strategy to drive the development of athletics coaching across Wales," said Matt Newman, chief executive of Welsh Athletics.
The national Sportshall final in Birmingham is part of the Aviva Athletics Academy which encourages and enables children to get involved in athletics.
He said Birmingham had "beaten London" by securing the national athletics stadium, putting paid to speculation that UK Athletics was poised to move its headquarters to the Olympic stadium in the capital after the 20102 Games.
The rise in women's athletics threatens to take the financial resources away from the men's programs," explains Texas's Lopiano, "and they want to make sure they hold on to the purse strings.
Shaikh Khalid said the current edition of the Arab Athletics Championship will enhance solidarity and rapprochement among Arab countries and peoples.
The North Face will also debut an original Train Smarter web series that will document the journey of four weekend warrior athletes in pursuit of personal goals through the help of Mountain Athletics and The North Face athletes.
Taking place thres e weeks before the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, the competition will see many of Britain's paralympic stars like Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockcroft compete at the famous stadium.
Blundell (pictured) started his athletics career at the age of eight when he first attended the Coventry Startrack athletics scheme promoted by Specialising in Sport and his potential was clear to see even then.
UK Athletics have appointed Kevin Tyler as their strategic head of coaching and development.
And on the subject of athletics, a glittering dinner will be held in Cardiff on November 11.
LEE McCONNELL will be on the hunt for potential stars to wear the Scotland vest at the 2014 Commonwealth Games when she appears at the Norwich Union Athletics Festival.