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 for athletics
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Athletics \Ath*let"ics\, n.
     The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and
     sports of athletes.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and
           competition [syn: sport, athletics]
      2: a contest between athletes [syn: athletic contest,
         athletic competition, athletics]
      3: participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "athletics":
     Rugby, acrobatics, agonistics, amusement, association football,
     bathing, breather, calisthenics, diversion, drill, entertainment,
     exercise, exercising, games, gymnastic exercises, gymnastics,
     isometrics, natation, palaestra, pastime, physical education,
     physical jerks, practice, recreation, rugger, setting-up exercises,
     soccer, sports, stretch, swimming, track, track and field,
     tumbling, workout, yoga

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