Topend Sports Logo

Track and Field (Athletics) at the Commonwealth Games

Athletics is one of the two compulsory Commonwealth Games sports (the other is swimming). It is also one of three sports that has been on every Games program (the others are boxing and swimming).

Track and Field events can generally be divided into three categories – running, jumping and throwing. There is also a combined multiple event for men (decathlon) and women (heptathlon), and para-events.

Para-athletics events are included in the Commonwealth Games athletics program. They were first included as demonstration events in 1994 (men's wheelchair 800m and marathon), and since 2002 events for athletes with a disability have been an official part of the program.

110m hurdles at Glasgow 2014110m hurdles at Glasgow 2014


Related Pages

send us a comment Any comments, suggestions, or corrections? Please let us know.

Major Events Extra

The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

 → How to Cite