Athletics is very populair in the Netherlands. Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.

Athletics is considered to be the “Mother of all sports”, because it consists of the basic forms of movement like walking throwing jumping. Together with swimming it’s the oldest form of sports in the world.

© Maarten Vermeulen 2017