|Athletics is also known as track and field athletics. It is a collection of sports events that involve jumping, running and throwing. In 1896, athletics was first introduced in the Olympic Games and in 1928 women were first allowed to participate in track and field events.
Sprints, middle distance events, long distance events, hurdles, relays, road races, race walking are some of the running events. Discus, hammer throw, shot put and javelin are included in the throwing events and high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole jump are included in the jumping events. In India, athletics has witnessed improvements both in terms of facilities and infrastructure.