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Athletic contest   /æθlˈɛtɪk kˈɑntɛst/   Listen
Athletic contest

A contest between athletes.  Synonyms: athletic competition, athletics.

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"Athletic contest" Quotes from Famous Books

... they also foster a manly spirit, both in the participants and in the spectators. Football is the particular game which will probably first occur to any one in this community when the question of the serviceability of athletic games is raised, as this form of athletic contest is at present uppermost in the mind of those who plead for or against games as a means of physical or moral salvation. This typical athletic sport may, therefore, serve to illustrate the bearing of athletics upon the ...
— The Theory of the Leisure Class • Thorstein Veblen

Words linked to "Athletic contest" :   triple jump, pentathlon, Olympic Games, Olympics, athletics, preliminary, contest, hop-step-and-jump, sports meeting, meet, Olympiad, competition, Special Olympics, tug-of-war, prelim, decathlon

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