|sport = athletics|
|A collection of sports which combines various athletic contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
Track and field, otherwise known as athletics, is a collection of sports which combine various athletic contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and jumping events take place.
Track and field is often categorised under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.
As different disciplines in athletics can be performed on the same pitch/track the disciplines can be sub-tagged on the venue, pitch or track as follows:
|Event||Tagging||Common Tag Combinations||Specific Use Cases|
|Running||athletics=running||leisure=track, surface=*, surface=tartan
|A running track useable for different distances.
Can accommodate relay and hurdle events
Usually a 400m oval
|Sprints||athletics=sprint||leisure=track, surface=*, surface=tartan
|When a special sprint track exists.
Simply a straightaway with no corners
|Steeplechase||athletics=steeplechase||leisure=track, surface=*, surface=tartan
natural=water for the pit (as well as the above tags)
barrier=yes for the fixed barrier
|The steeplechase lane on a track.
Can be located on either the inside or the outside.
Usually has a run up and run out portion of track.
|Race walking||athletics=race_walking||leisure=track, surface=*, surface=tartan
|A special race walking course?|
|Event||Tagging||Common Tag Combinations|
|Long jump||athletics=long_jump||leisure=track for the runway
athletics=long_jump;triple_jump if runway is long enough for the triple jump
|Triple jump||athletics=triple_jump||leisure=track for the runway
athletics=triple_jump;long_jump if the runway is shared with long jump
|Pole vault||athletics=pole_vault||leisure=track for the runway|
athletics=discus_throw;hammer_throw if the cage is shared with the hammer throw
|Javelin throw||athletics=javelin_throw||leisure=track for the runway|
athletics=hammer_throw;discus_throw if the cage is shared with the discus throw