Ancient Olympic Athletics History
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Ancient Olympic Athletics History

Explore the origin and evolution of athletics in the ancient Olympic Games, starting from the foot race known as the 'stade' to the inclusion of various events over time. Learn about the significance of athletics in the ancient Greek culture and the tradition of holding the games every four years.

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What was the only competition held in the first Olympic Games in 776 BC?

Foot race

During the Middle Ages, what type of people were often involved in athletics contests?

Rival nobility

In the Roman Games, what events were preferred over traditional athletics?

Gladiatorial combat

In which century did modern events that are familiar in athletics today begin to emerge?

<p>19th century</p> Signup and view all the answers

What were the key elements of the first modern Olympic Games held in 1896?

<p>Track and field events</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)?

<p>To organize international athletics competitions</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many false starts can a runner make before being disqualified from a race?

<p>Two</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which events must contestants stay in their lanes at all times?

<p>Short distance races</p> Signup and view all the answers

What determines the winner in all races conducted on the track?

<p>The first person whose torso crosses the finishing line</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of surface is typically used to construct a 400m track?

<p>Rubber</p> Signup and view all the answers

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