It simply can’t be the Games without the athletics program. With roots in the competition’s ancient history, it spans everything from road running and race walking to iconic track and field events and has created a number of household names and sporting legends. Buy or sell your 2020 Games in Tokyo: Athletics tickets at StubHub to witness the greatest in action!
It doesn’t get bigger than the 2020 Games in Tokyo: Athletics
When you think of the Games, it’s impossible not to think of the athletic competitions. This broad category of events includes a number of disciplines: running – from the iconic 100-metre spring to the gruelling marathon; relays; hammer, discus and javelin throwing; high and long jump; and the decathlon, to name but a few. The competitions are some of the most hotly-contested, representing the indisputable pinnacle of an athlete’s career, and have historically been dominated by the United States, Russia and Great Britain, while Kenya and Jamaica have also earned a number of medals for their excellence in long-distance and short-distance running respectively. From the exhilaration of sprints to the endurance of the marathon and the tradition of decathlon, with the track and field events at the Games, there is truly something for everyone. Here at StubHub, you can buy your 2020 Games in Tokyo: Athletics tickets and witness the world’s greatest athletes compete against one another at the world’s greatest sporting event. Got some extra or unwanted tickets? Then you can also put them up for sale right here.
From ancient legends to modern icons
Of all the Games’ competitions, it's athletics that is most closely linked to its ancient roots. The festival dates back to 776 BC and was held every four years with representatives from the various states that made up Ancient Greece, featuring events that are surprisingly similar to modern equivalents including the footrace and javelin. The festival was held in honour of Zeus and to this day, the athletics program at the Games is associated with celebrating the greatest athletes. Legends such as Wilma Rudolph, Usain Bolt and Michael Johnson made their names by dominating the track and field events at the Games and a gold medal is widely accepted as the highest honour an athlete can achieve, above competitions such as the IAAF World Championships, the Commonwealth Games, and the Athletics World Cup. Tickets for athletic competitions, particularly the men’s 100-metre sprint, are some of the most coveted in the world—so act fast and avoid disappointment! Buy or sell your 2020 Games in Tokyo: Athletics tickets here at StubHub today.
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