Field designed for participating in track and field and for staging competitions; it is often surrounded by grandstands for seating spectators.
Area where the shot or javelin falls after the throw.
Long narrow strip bordered by white lines and reserved for a runner or team during a race.
110 m hurdles starting line
steeplechase hurdle jump
Track event held on a 3,000 m circuit that includes artificial obstacles (hurdles, water jumps), which the runners are required to clear.
long jump and triple jump
Track and field event that requires jumping as far as possible from a given point (long jump) or taking several strides before jumping (triple jump).
Area in which the runners on a relay team pass the baton to the next runner.
Display surface posting information related to a sporting event in progress (time, standings, results, etc.).
Event in which athletes throw a heavy ball (12 pounds or 7.257 kg for men and 8.8 pounds or 4 kg for women) as far as possible.
5,000 m starting line
200 m starting line
100 m and 100 m hurdles starting line
Athletic event in which a pole is used to vault over the highest possible crossbar.
Area where the athlete winds up to throw the shot; the thrower may not leave this area before the shot touches the ground.
Oval circuit designed to hold races such as sprints, hurdles and relays.
1,500 m starting line
400 m, 400 m hurdles, 4 x 100 m relay starting line
800 m starting line
10,000 m and 4 x 400 m relay starting line
Line marking the end of a race.
Track that the athlete uses to build up momentum before a javelin throw.
discus and hammer throw
Disciplines in which athletes attempt to throw a discus (2 kg for men and 1 kg for women) or hammer (16 lbs or 7.257 kg for men and 4 kg for women) as far as possible.
Wire fence bordering the throwing circle; it protects the spectators, competitors and officials in the event of a missed throw.
Area where the athlete winds up to throw the discus or hammer; the athlete may not leave this area before the object touches the ground.
Discipline in which athletes attempt to throw a javelin (800 g for men and 600 g for women) as far as possible.
Athletic event that requires jumping as high as possible to clear a horizontal bar, relying solely on leg thrust.