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The AAA Championshipsthe de facto British national championships despite being for England only, have been held annually since 3 July with breaks only during two world wars and — American athlete Jim Thorpe lost his Olympic medals having taken expense money for playing baseball, violating Olympic amateurism rules, before the Games.
The establishment of the modern Olympic Games at the end of the 19th century marked a new high for track and field. The Olympic athletics programmecomprising track and field events plus a marathon race, contained many of the foremost sporting competitions of the Summer Olympics.
The Olympics also consolidated the use of metric measurements in international track and field events, both for race distances and for measuring jumps and throws. The Olympic athletics programme greatly expanded over the next decades, and track and field contests remained among the Games' most prominent.
The Olympics was the elite competition for track and field, and only amateur sportsmen could compete. Track and field continued to be a largely amateur sport, as this rule was strictly enforced: Jim Thorpe was stripped of his track and field medals from the Olympics after it was revealed that he had taken expense money for playing baseball, violating Olympic amateurism rules, before the Games.
His medals were reinstated 29 years after his death. The National Collegiate Athletic Association held their first Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship inmaking it one of the most prestigious competitions for students, and this was soon followed by the introduction of track and field at the inaugural World Student Games in Alice Milliat argued for the inclusion of women at the Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee refused.
She founded the International Women's Sports Federation in and, alongside a growing women's sports movement in Europe and North America, the group initiated of the Women's Olympiad held annually from to These events ultimately led to the introduction of five track and field events for women in the athletics at the Summer Olympics.
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Also inphysical education advocate Zhang Ruizhen called for greater equality and participation of women in Chinese track and field. Marking an increasingly inclusive approach to the sport, major track and field competitions for disabled athletes were first introduced at the Summer Paralympics.
Carl Lewis was among the athletes who helped increase track and field's profile.
With the rise of numerous regional championships, as well as the growth in Olympic-style multi-sport events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Pan-American Gamescompetitions between international track and field athletes became widespread. From the s onwards, the sport gained more exposure and commercial appeal through television coverage and the increasing wealth of nations.
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After over half a century of amateurism, the amateur status of the sport began to be displaced by growing professionalism in the late s. Many world records were broken in this period, and the added political element between competitors of the United States, East Germanyand the Soviet Union, in reaction to the Cold Waronly served to stoke the sport's popularity. The increase in the commercial capacity of track and field was also met with developments in the application of sports scienceand there were many changes to coaching methods, athlete's diet regimes, training facilities and sports equipment.
This was also accompanied by an increase in the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Some of her qualification in this area comes from her day-time profession in special needs for elementary school children, while a significant piece of her philosophy has evolved from her own experiences as an athlete.
Cindy still holds the BC record for 13 year olds in the meters Further, she twice won the U20 category of the Sun Run — when she was in 6th and 7th grade respectively. Cindy wants the athletes she works with to perform at the highest level they can, within the context of being in the sport for life.
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She believes that running is an activity that is lifelong and should be perceived as more than just a teenage pursuit. Andrew has been coaching with the Thunderbirds for seven years, with over twenty five years of experience in Track and Field. Larry is motivated to continue to give back to the sport that he feels passionately about. He is an active masters throws athlete and current Canadian and BC Masters M55 record holder in discus and shot put.
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He also competed for the Croatian and Yugoslavian Track and Field team. Since moving to Canada in Gordan, has been involved in pole vault as a Masters athlete and assistant coach. Bill was national juvenile youth and junior champion and was selected for the National Junior Team for a European tour.
Previously Bill coached Bruce Simpson, former Canadian champion in the pole vault.