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Venue: Olympic Stadium – Olympic Park (track, field and combined events); The Mall (road events)
Dates: Friday 3 August – Sunday 12 August
Medal events: 47
Athletics is the perfect expression of the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ (‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’) – the competition requires athletes to run faster, throw further, jump higher and leap longer than their rivals. With 2,000 athletes competing in 47 events, Athletics is the largest single sport at the Games.