athletic competition

Definitions of athletic competition
  1. noun
    a contest between athletes
    synonyms: athletic contest, athletics
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    decathlon
    an athletic contest consisting of ten different events
    Olympiad, Olympic Games, Olympics
    the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country
    Special Olympics
    an athletic contest modeled after the Olympic Games but intended for mentally or physically handicapped persons
    prelim, preliminary
    a minor match preceding the main event
    pentathlon
    an athletic contest consisting of five different events
    meet, sports meeting
    a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
    hop-step-and-jump, triple jump
    an athletic contest in which a competitor must perform successively a hop and a step and a jump in continuous movement
    tug-of-war
    a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope; the team dragged across a central line loses
    triathlon
    an athletic contest consisting of three different events (typically running, swimming, and cycling)
    biathlon
    an athletic contest consisting of two different events (typically cross-country skiing and rifle shooting)
    Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics
    an Olympics for winter sports
    gymkhana
    a meet at which riders and horses display a range of skills and aptitudes
    race meeting
    a regular occasion on which a number of horse races are held on the same track
    regatta
    a series of boat races
    swim meet, swimming meet
    a swimming competition between two or more teams
    track meet
    a track and field competition between two or more teams
    type of:
    competition, contest
    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
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