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American English: /ˌæθ(ə)ˈlɛdɪks/
British English: /aθˈlɛtɪks/

Translation of athletics in Spanish:

noun + singular or plural verb

  • 1 (active sports) (American English)
    deportes (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • Having done athletics and played netball the transition to rugby was not difficult.
    • And after that you have athletics and golf and tennis and whatever you like yourself.
    • Were ancient athletics useful for preparing young Greek men for the battlefield?
  • 2 (track and field) (esp British English)
    Example sentences
    • Jarlath Duffy won his award following a very successful year on the athletics track.
    • The other topic that has dogged athletics, as it has so many sports in recent years, is drugs.
    • It is not just in athletics that competitors have tried to evade being drug-tested.
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