Run like Usain Bolt in one of our running games or swim like Michael Phelps in an awesome swimming game. We have some of the best free online athletics games here for you. Athletics is the oldest sport in mankind and has been referred to as the “mother of all sports” because it contains all basic human movements. Athletics is mainly practiced on a running track. This consists of a circular track and a central area. The circular track is usually 400 meters long, oval in shape and divided into 4 to 9 lanes. Most strips are made of plastic, but there are also strips of cinder or grass. The central area consists largely of grass and specific sections for various parts. We know 3 main disciplines within athletics; running, jumping and throwing.