World History of Athletics - The sports of Athletics is an exclusive collection of sporting events that involve competitive running jumping,throwing and walking.The results of racing event are decided by finishing position ( Or time measured) while the jumps and throws are won by the athlete that achieves the highest measurement from a series of attempts.Organized athletics can be traced back to the ancient olympic games from 776 BC .Event in athletics were defined in Western Europe and North America in 19th and early 20th century. The main governing body of Athletics is International Association Of Athletics Federations ( IAAF )which was founded on July 17,1912 in ,Stockholm ,Sweden.
History of Indian Athletics - Athletics federation of India,then Amateur Athletic Federation of India ( AAFI ) was formed in 1946 at the initiative of Prof. G.D Sondhi and Maharaja Yaduindra Singh. Prof. G.D Sondhi was its first president. He resigned after a short period on 13th April 1950.