|Athletics||More than 400,000 athletes in US Programs, and other
athletes representing over 140 countries all over the world! Athletics
is the most popular sport. Athletics events mix both running and track
and field competitions.
Special Olympics Athletics events range from the 100 meter dash to themarathon, from hurdles and high jump to the shot put, long jump and relays.
For athletes of lower levels of ability there are walking events and throwing events, and for physically
impaired athletes, wheelchair events and motorized events.
At the 1995 World Summer Games, over 1,300 athletes around the world competed in Athletics.