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arena click to hear : arena

Field designed for participating in track and field and for staging competitions; it is often surrounded by grandstands for seating spectators.
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landing area lane 110 m hurdles starting line steeplechase hurdle jump long jump and triple jump takeover zone scoreboard shot put 5,000 m starting line 200 m starting line 100 m and 100 m hurdles starting line pole vault throwing circle track 1,500 m starting line 400 m, 400 m hurdles, 4 x 100 m relay starting line 800 m starting line 10,000 m and 4 x 400 m relay starting line finish line approach discus and hammer throw safety cage throwing circle javelin throw high jump

landing area click to hear : landing area

Area where the shot or javelin falls after the throw.

lane click to hear : lane

Long narrow strip bordered by white lines and reserved for a runner or team during a race.

110 m hurdles starting line click to hear : 110 m hurdles starting line

steeplechase hurdle jump click to hear : steeplechase hurdle jump

Track event held on a 3,000 m circuit that includes artificial obstacles (hurdles, water jumps), which the runners are required to clear.

long jump and triple jump click to hear : long jump and triple jump

Track and field event that requires jumping as far as possible from a given point (long jump) or taking several strides before jumping (triple jump).

takeover zone click to hear : takeover zone

Area in which the runners on a relay team pass the baton to the next runner.

scoreboard click to hear : scoreboard

Display surface posting information related to a sporting event in progress (time, standings, results, etc.).

shot put click to hear : shot put

Event in which the athlete attempts to throw a weight as far as possible (7.257 kg for men and 4 kg for women).

5,000 m starting line click to hear : 5,000 m starting line

100 m and 100 m hurdles starting line click to hear : 100 m and 100 m hurdles starting line

pole vault click to hear : pole vault

Athletic event in which a pole is used to vault over the highest possible crossbar.

throwing circle click to hear : throwing circle

Area where the athlete winds up to throw the shot; the thrower may not leave this area before the shot touches the ground.

track click to hear : track

Oval circuit designed to hold races such as sprints, hurdles and relays.

1,500 m starting line click to hear : 1,500 m starting line

400 m, 400 m hurdles, 4 x 100 m relay starting line click to hear : 400 m, 400 m hurdles, 4 x 100 m relay starting line

800 m starting line click to hear : 800 m starting line

10,000 m and 4 x 400 m relay starting line click to hear : 10,000 m and 4 x 400 m relay starting line

finish line click to hear : finish line

Line marking the end of a race.

approach click to hear : approach

Track that the athlete uses to build up momentum before a javelin throw.

discus and hammer throw click to hear : discus and hammer throw

Disciplines in which athletes attempt to throw a discus (2 kg for men and 1 kg for women) or hammer (7.257 kg for men and 4 kg for women) as far as possible.

safety cage click to hear : safety cage

Wire fence bordering the throwing circle; it protects the spectators, competitors and officials in the event of a missed throw.

throwing circle click to hear : throwing circle

Area where the athlete winds up to throw the discus or hammer; the athlete may not leave this area before the object touches the ground.

javelin throw click to hear : javelin throw

Discipline in which athletes attempt to throw a javelin as far as possible (800 g for men and 600 g for women).

high jump click to hear : high jump

Athletic event that requires jumping as high as possible to clear a horizontal bar, relying solely on leg thrust.