Examples from the Web for athletics
For thousands of kids, particularly poor kids in the South, where football is a way of life, athletics has been a road out.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Afterwards, in the afternoon, campers pick between theater, dance, athletics, and crafts.A Camp Away From Terror: Where Israeli and Palestinian Kids Find Common Ground|Nina Strochlic|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That is, like all things, a matter of perspective (as well as being a question of whether one is a Giants or an Athletics fan).New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 1913: How We Celebrated 100 Years Ago|Charles Emmerson|December 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I can't help but notice that most of the people who are making this case went to schools where athletics are an afterthought.
Certain forms of talent we easily respect: talent at athletics, talent for entertainment.
He knew what it would mean to Langridge not to pitch—that he would be out of athletics for the rest of his college course.The Rival Pitchers|Lester Chadwick
Then I went East and entered a great college; went in for athletics, and wore my first dress-suit.The Princess Elopes|Harold MacGrath
Athletics, however, contains an element which is all-important—team work.The Library of Work and Play: Guide and Index|Cheshire L. Boone
The ground was too steep for athletics; no cricket could be possible there, no lawn tennis, no quoits, no anything.The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude
The worst of it is that it takes so long to become really good in any branch of athletics.Broad-Sword and Single-Stick|R. G. Allanson-Winn
British Dictionary definitions for athletics
noun (functioning as plural or singular)
- track and field events
- (as modifier)an athletics meeting