As we all know, the London Olympics 2012 is a much talked about topic these days. Hence, athletes and athletics are the words which, apparantly, got viral in the air all of a sudden. Actually, these sports may be defined as an exclusive collection of sports and sporting events that may involve competitive running, jumping, throwing and walking. Factually, these sports are that field of gaming which has been known as most competed sport because it does not require any expensive equipment, also the competitions are simple. These games are mostly played as an individual sport.
The competitions of these sports can be categorized into three categories which include international championships, national championships and races. The international championships can further be classified as Olympic games, paralympic games, world championships and commonwealth games.
Soon after its foundation, the International Governing Body for Athletics, has become the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 1912. The IAAF has 213 member including countries and union territories which are divided into 6 continental areas. Those continental areas are Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, North America and South America.
Eventually, the organization of all those games which fall under this category are organized by certain athletics authorities.
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