Athletics dates back to 776 BC, where in the Ancient Greek Olympic Games, athletics was the only type of competition. At that time, the single athletic event was known as the ‘stade,’ a foot race which covered the length of the Athenian Olympic stadium.
The sport of athletics includes running, jumping, throwing and walking. The modern Olympic Games program now consists of track and field events, road running and race walking. The modern sport of athletics is at least 150 years old.
The National Association of Athletic Administration (NAAA) is the local body responsible for athletics. Please follow this link for more information about the NAAA: http://www.ttnaaa.org/