Athletics dates back to the ancient Greeks of 776 BC when the only event at the first Olympic Games was a foot race that covered the length of the Athenian Olympic stadium. The modern form of athletics, including a variety of running, jumping, throwing, walking and combined events, evolved in the 19th century.

Athletics includes disciplines of track and field.

Track consists of sprint, middle- and long-distance track events, hurdles, relays and steeple chase.

Field consists of long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw.

The decathlon and heptathlon combine disciplines of both track and field.

Venue

Distrito Federal, Jesús Martínez “Palillo” Stadium

Dates

August 15-16