athletics athletics  /æθ ˈlɛ tɪks/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  2. (n) a contest between athletes
  3. (n) participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity

Usage(s):

  1. Santhi Soundarajan has a message for Caster Semenya, the South African track star whose gender has sparked an international athletics row:.
  2. Gender disputes in athletics can be very complicated, however.
  3. FAST BOYS: Bekele, at left, and Kipchoge head to the finish line at the 2003 world championships in athletics in Paris.

News

  1. Athletics-Campbell-Brown fails dope test - sources

    (Adds details, byline and dateline) By Kayon Rayner KINGSTON, June 15 (Reuters) - Jamaica's 200 metres world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned diuretic, sources close to Jamaican athletics told Reuters. The sources said the doping violation occurred at the Jamaica International Invitational meeting on May 4 in Kingston. Campbell-Brown, who won the Olympic 200 ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Athletics-World champion Campbell-Brown fails dope test - sources

    June 15 (Reuters) - Jamaica's 200 metres world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned diuretic, sources close to Jamaican athletics told Reuters. The sources said the doping violation occurred at the Jamaica International Invitational meeting on May 4 in Kingston. (Editing By Alison Wildey)
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Mariners-Athletics Preview

    With their longest home winning streak in 11 years in the past, the Oakland Athletics face a stiff challenge trying to bounce back against the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "After consultation with my director of athletics, Gene Smith, and based upon our unique position in the BCS standings," Tressel said in a statement, "I believe it is only fair that we not participate in the final poll."
    on Dec 3, 2006 By: Jim Tressel Source: ESPN

  2. "Making Title IX as strong as possible is a no-brainer," Biden said. "What we're doing here today will better ensure equal opportunity in athletics."
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: USA Today

  3. "That poor kid, he was devastated," Izzo said. "It's a shame for him. But it's part of athletics and we're just going to have to move on."
    on Mar 21, 2010 By: Tom Izzo Source: msnbc.com

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