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The word "Athletics" come from the Ancient Greek ἀθλητής. Athletics by definition means "combatant in public games", which would make sense because athletes go through quite a bit of training to get to the high competition that you see on TV.

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โˆ™ 2016-05-24 21:04:08
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โˆ™ 2008-09-27 16:45:20

The word athlet originally comes from greek

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โˆ™ 2013-05-03 07:56:14

Both Greek and Latin, in Greek the word is 'athleticos' and in Latin 'athleticos' meaning 'strong of body'

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