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About Athletics

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.

Latest Athletics News

  • Vale Tony Blue

    Commonwealth Games Australia mourns the passing of Perth 1962 bronze medal-winning runner Tony Blue.

  • Fab five athletes set for Tokyo

    Gold Coast Commonwealth Games walks gold medallists Jemima Montag and Dane Bird-Smith headline the first five track and field athletes selected to the Australian Olympic Team for the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Vale Charles ‘Chilla’ Porter

    Commonwealth Games Australia mourns the passing of two-time Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Olympic silver medallist Charles ‘Chilla’ Porter, who passed away on Sunday aged 84.

  • Athletes fly the coup in search of competition

    Seven Australian athletes have flown the coup from Australia and are set to line up in the opening Diamond League athletics event of the year in Monaco on Friday.