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Track & Field Events at the Olympics

Can you name the Olympic events in the sport of athletics?
Color-coded events are only available to a single gender
Quiz by olek3173
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Last updated: April 23, 2021
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Event
100 metres
200 metres
400 metres
800 metres
1500 metres
5000 metres
10,000 metres
Event
 
100 metres hurdles
 
110 metres hurdles
400 metres hurdles
3000 metres steeplechase
Marathon
20 kilometres race walk
 
50 kilometres race walk
Event
4 x 100 metres relay
4 x 400 metres relay
Pole vault
High jump
Long jump
Triple jump
Event
Shot put
Discus throw
Hammer throw
Javelin throw
 
Heptathlon
 
Decathlon
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Level 85
Jul 8, 2016
Maybe accept "k" as an abbreviation for kilometres the way you accept "m" as an abbreviation for metres.
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Level 77
Jul 8, 2016
But kilometers is km, not just k.
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Level 75
Jul 8, 2016
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Level 92
Jul 11, 2016
Yes, but in racing, it's common to refer to something as a '5k' or '20k.'
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Level ∞
Jul 12, 2016
Those variations will work now
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2020
The k doesnt actually stand for kilometres, but for 1000. It is used for money aswell (or basicly anything that can be counted). I understand the confusion, since it becomes 1k (1000) meters and it is actually where the k in km stands for.
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Level 88
Jul 8, 2016
e.g. 20000m walk
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Level 75
Jul 8, 2016
Tried "100 metre relay", "100 metres relay", ditto with "meter", "100 relay", then gave up on that answer! Some type-ins there, maybe?
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Level 44
Jul 11, 2016
Agreed. I tried "1600 metres relay" (which, for those non-math wizards out there, is 4 x 400) and 400 metres relay (4 x 100) to no avail.
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Level ∞
Jul 11, 2016
400 meter relay will now work for 4x100 relay, and 1600 meter relay for 4x400.
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Level 51
Aug 14, 2016
Think someone mentioned it above, but surely u can accept "100m relay" or "100 metre/meter relay"...it's very clear what we're trying to say, the "4X" part isn't necessary
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Level 33
Aug 14, 2016
Every race at the stadium is in metres, road races are in km. It´s not the same 10.000m than 10km.
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Level 57
Aug 14, 2016
There is no 50km walk for women, so should have blue mark against it.
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Level ∞
Aug 15, 2016
Good to know. Added the blue box.
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Level 66
Aug 15, 2016
Tried "hop, step, & jump" for triple jump. Believe this is acceptable alternate title.
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Level 18
Aug 16, 2016
Dude,that isnt the name of the game...those are just the things we need to do fr it
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2020
No it is actually another name for it (unless you knew that already and made a joke, but you seemed genuinely em not really sure what to call the emotion/behaviour (especially in english) baffled by the suggestion perhaps)
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Level 84
Aug 10, 2017
I think "boing, boing, BOING!!!" should be acceptable.
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Level 95
Sep 1, 2022
That was good😂
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Level 64
Aug 14, 2017
From 2017 there is women's 50 kilometres walk.
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Level 79
Aug 4, 2021
At the World Championships, but not at the Tokyo Olympics
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Level 66
Feb 14, 2018
Didn't accept 110 hurdles for 110 metre hurdles. Think we can allow that?
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Level 61
Jul 5, 2018
There is no 1600 m, 3200 m, 3000 m, mile or 2 mile? I was surprised. I tried them all.
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Level 65
Sep 4, 2019
Not in Olympics
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2021
Not in top-level athletics full stop. The thing I don't get the most is why they use 1500m instead of 1600m. Anyone knows?
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Level 90
Aug 4, 2021
The original tracks in continental Europe were 500 meters so it was a race of 3 laps.
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Level 74
Aug 4, 2021
Because most of the world uses the metric system
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Level 78
May 25, 2021
I spent so much time racking my brain trying to think of individual events that I missed the multi-discipline events. D'oh.
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Level 56
Aug 3, 2021
You could add the Mixed 4x400m relay which is making its Olympic debut at Tokyo.
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Level 81
Aug 4, 2021
Well, it's still a 4×400m relay...
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2021
There's also the 4x400 mix relay now.
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Level 81
Aug 4, 2021
Well, it's still a 4×400m relay...
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2021
just accept steeple for steeplechase?
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Level 65
Aug 4, 2021
Eh?
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Level 58
Aug 4, 2021
Heptathlon and Decathlon are simply combinations of all the other listed events. Rather pointless to have them included
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Level 62
Aug 4, 2021
They're still their own events though.
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2021
Running 200m is simply combining running 100m and running 100m, rather pointless to have it included.
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2021
Why do men have to do 110m hurdles when women do 100m hurdles? What difference does 10m make? Of all the gender-based distinctions here, that one seems the most odd/arbitrary.
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Level 78
Aug 4, 2021
10m isn't the only difference. The hurdles are also considerably higher.
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Level 76
Aug 4, 2021
Mainly because of the difference in strides, 110m lets the men's hurdles be spaced further apart due to the general height difference between men and women
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2021
@KoiFish makes sense!
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Level 64
Aug 4, 2021
That's when I notice that I only watched athletics in French (I don't really care for it, but my mum loves watching athletics, so, French.)

I couldn't find the translations ^^

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Level 68
Aug 4, 2021
It's hard to know the names in english :(
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Level 73
Aug 4, 2021
Didn’t know the distances for race walk events.
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2021
Is pole vault not track and field?
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Level 66
Aug 8, 2021
It's one of the answers on there.
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Level 43
Apr 23, 2022
Not to be one of those people but do we really have to have pink for women and blue for men? Wouldn't something like F and M do?

Great quiz tho :)

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Level 63
Oct 6, 2023
Is it really that big of a deal?
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Level 45
Jun 29, 2023
great quiz - thank you
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Level 55
Dec 19, 2023
Fun quiz! Maybe time to revise with the mixed events.