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History of AthleticsAthletic competitions in human civilization through time
The wonderful world of athletics
Feet pound on the pavement, while muscles work harder than ever before, and champions are born. As far back as the 8th or 9th century B.C., sporting events like boxing matches and track races swelled to status in the ancient Greek Olympics. Today, the modern Olympics celebrate title holders in the distance race, pole vault, shot put, javelin, and discus, paying tribute to the hallmark of Greek competition. From pentathlons to decathlons, the status of sports stands on the victors who make history with their athletic feats.
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