Athletics has been a compulsory sport on the Commonwealth Games program from the beginning. It has been included in every Games although the program has been modified as per the IAAF requirements.
Events for Athletes with a Disability were first included on the Commonwealth Games programme as an exhibition sport in 1994 in Victoria, Canada. However, it was at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England where para-athletes were fully integrated into their national teams, making them the first fully inclusive international multi-sport Games.
The governing body for Athletics in Australia is Athletics Australia.
October 4, 2018
Commonwealth Games 800m runner, Keely Small will lead Australia into the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics on Sunday, after today being announced as Australian Flag Bearer
October 3, 2018
Four Commonwealth Games Australia heroes will vie for the 2018 ‘The Don’ Award at Sport Australia Hall of Fame 34th Induction and Awards Gala Dinner next week.
September 12, 2018
Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Brandon Starc has led the charge for Team Asia-Pacific at the two day event – the Continental Cup (the world cup of athletics) in Ostrava, Czech Republic over the weekend.