Athletics has been around for an astonishing amount of time, with the first athletics contest as such being held in Ireland in approximately 1829 BC. This games, named the Tailteann games, are the first form of Olympics that we have discovered so far. During these games there were various events mainly revolved around running races and stone throwing events and this was the basis for modern sporting competitions such as the Olympics.
Today there is a huge following for athletics worldwide, thousands compete against each other and millions follow the sports on television.
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