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| TENNIS |
Athletics is, in many ways,
the embodiment of the Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius,
Fortius", meaning faster, higher, stronger.
Athletics (or track and
field) is about running faster, jumping higher and throwing
further than your competitors. The ancient Games at Olympia
began simply with foot races, only occasionally complicated
by dressing the runners in infantry armour or making them
carry soldiers' shields. Today, athletics remains one of the
most popular Olympic sports. From the 100m dash to the
42,195km marathon, from the hammer throw to the high jump,
it contains many of the Olympic Games' blue-ribbon events
and many of the highest-profile competitors.
Athletics can be divided
into four areas: track, field, road and combined events. The
XIII Games of the Small States of Europe CYPRUS2009 will
include all track and field events--but not road events
(Marathon and Walks) nor combined events (decathlon and
Track events include sprints
(100m, 200m, 400m), middle-distance running (800m, 1500m)
and long-distance running (5000m, 10,000m), hurdling (100m
and 400m for women, 110m and 400m for men), relays (4x100m
and 4x400m) and the 3000m steeplechase.
Field events for both men
and women, include the long jump, triple jump, high jump,
pole vault, shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throw.
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Mountain Bike |
| Tennis |