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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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The Reed Athletics Fund is the first non-profit of its kind, founded and funded by a Canadian Olympian.
They are to receive funding and support from CE Electrics to introduce youngsters to athletics.
European Athletics president Hansjorg Wirz said: "We are very pleased to confirm Gateshead will be the hosts of the European Team Championships Super League in 2013.
The University of Oregon has boasted for more than seven years that its athletics department is self- supporting, paying for all of its expenses with revenue it brings in from ticket sales, advertising revenue, donors and other sources.
The transfer from its current premises near Solihull of about 80 staff working for the sport's governing body was described last September as a vital part of a council funding package to transform the Perry Barr stadium into a world class venue capable of staging the European Athletics Championships.
Tottenham are bidding to take over the stadium after 2012 and replace it with a new ground without an athletics stadium - rival bidder West Ham plans to retain the track.
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The audience was attended by Youth and Sports Minister Moncef Belkhayat and Chairman of the Moroccan Royal Athletics Federation Abdeslam Ahizoune.
Driscoll, who is a vice-president at West Cheshire AC, played an instrumental role in securing lottery funding for the athletics facilities now based at Stanney Oaks, Ellesmere Port.
But it is rather disingenuous of UK Athletics to unanimously condemn Chambers.
Jones was the UK Athletics High Performance Director from 1997 to 2004 and eventually retired from UK Athletics in 2005 after 24 years service.
This protection includes, and goes beyond the school's provision of an education to such areas as of related services, participation in interscholastic athletics, and architectural accessibility.
I accept with honor Phi Kappa Phi's invitation to contribute my perspective on college athletics to its Forum.
Gottesman and Biddle identify the "best" in women's athletics captured in pictorial form by some of the world's best photographers.