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Athletics

Since 1968, athletics has been part

of the Special Olympics World Games.

 

In athletics, you do different sports:

  • running

    Athletes run a certain distance.

    For example, 500 metres or 1.5 kilometres.

  • long jump

    The athletes jump into a large sand pit.

    The judges measure how far they have jumped.

  • shot put

    Athletes have a small steel ball.

    They throw the ball into a field.

    The judges measure

    the distance the ball has been thrown.

 
How many people do athletics at the World Games?

797 athletes.

On the photo, there is a female athlete who just successfully did high jump.
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The image shows an athlete doing long jump. There is a lot of sand splashing up and the athlete is straining.
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The photo shows two athletes on the track field, one jumping out of joy after finishing the competition first.
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The photo shows a tartan track during an Athletics competition.
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Athletics takes place at Hanns-Braun-Stadion

in the Olympiapark.


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