athletic athletic  /æθ ˈlɛ tɪk/


  1. (adj) relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
  2. (adj) vigorously active
  3. (adj) having a sturdy and well proportioned body


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  1. Gender disputes in athletics can be very complicated, however.
  2. Santhi Soundarajan has a message for Caster Semenya, the South African track star whose gender has sparked an international athletics row:.
  3. And prior to the 1966 European athletics championships, female competitors were made to walk in so-called nude parades so that a committee could confirm their gender.


  1. UT Athletic Department hoping to break even this year

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's athletic department is hoping to break even when the fiscal year ends June 30 according to a review at the university's board of trustees meeting.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bristol Herald Courier

  2. Freeland Athletic Association's Millionaire Party set for Sunday

    The Freeland Athletic Association is hosting its 31st annual Millionaire Party from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the Freeland SportsZone.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Midland Daily News

  3. CAMS Athletic Department presents Patriot Awards

    The athletic department of Central Academy Middle School proudly presented the Mr. Patriot and Miss Patriot. This coach’s award recognizes both a male and a female student athlete for his and her accomplishments in academics and athletics. Congratulations Mr. Patriot, Luke Harman & Miss Patriot Eva Grumbine! Submitted by Emily Gordon
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times


  1. Phelan added on "He is young, athletic and as keen as mustard. He will be a good addition. We all hope he hits the ground running and adds to what we think is a good blend of youth and experience in our squad. We just hope it all comes...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Mike Phelan Source: Independent

  2. "We are very pleased to add Travis to our roster," said Thorn, who reportedly will be stepping down July 15. "He is a young, athletic player who will fit in very well with the style of play that [coach] Avery [Johnson] has installed."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Rod Thorn Source: ESPN

  3. "Students trust their university's athletic departments because so much of campus life at Division I schools centers around supporting the home team," said Cuomo. "To betray this trust by promoting loans in exchange for money is a serious...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Washington Post

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