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Noun athletics has 3 senses
  1. sport, athletics - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    --1 is a kind of diversion, recreation
    --1 has particulars:
     rock climbing; contact sport; outdoor sport, field sport; gymnastics, gymanstic exercise; track and field; skiing; water sport, aquatics; rowing, row; archery; sledding; skating; racing; riding, horseback riding, equitation; cycling; blood sport; athletic game; judo; spectator sport; team sport
  2. athletic contest, athletic competition, athletics - a contest between athletes
    --2 is a kind of contest, competition
    --2 has particulars:
     decathlon; Olympic Games, Olympics, Olympiad; Special Olympics; preliminary, prelim; pentathlon; meet, sports meeting; triple jump, hop-step-and-jump; tug-of-war
  3. athletics - participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity
    --3 is a kind of
    extracurricular activity
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