from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Activities, such as sports, exercises, and games, that require physical skill and stamina.
- n. The principles or system of training and practice for such activities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Physical activities such as sports and games requiring stamina, fitness and skill.
- n. A group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and sports of athletes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or practice of athletic games or exercises; the system of rules or principles employed for physical training, as in running, rowing, boxing, gymnastics, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a contest between athletes
- n. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
- n. participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity
Its clear that Africans are over represented in athletics, is this purely cultural, or does it have a basis in genetics?
In return, they expect the kid to recognize that athletics is the reason they are at the institution.
At some of the schools where athletics is most heavily subsidized, faculty salaries have dipped, state-funded financial aid is drying up and students are bracing for tuition and fee increases.
I am partly intrigued by some of what we have been talking about what I described as the athletics of consciousness.
The wizards at Ankh-Morpork's Unseen University are renowned for many things -- wisdom, magic, and their love of teatime -- but athletics is most assuredly not on the list.
The paralypmics gave me nightmares, but only because athletics is so boring to sit through.
Boise State's ascent to national prominence came amid a 52% rise in athletics spending in that same four-year period, close to tripling a 19% increase in total institutional expenditures.
Now I am not saying that the business of college athletics is all wrong.
There is an argument that some of the greatest figures, at least in athletics, may not have had the careers they had because their off-field antics, from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle, would have been the subject of scrutiny that Brett Favre and Tiger Woods now go through.
But keeping a pregnant woman of any age from athletics is problematic to the extreme.