BBC Sport – London 2012 Olympics – Malika Akkaoui : Morocco, Athletics

Did you know?

With 2,000 athletes competing in 47 events, athletics is the largest single sport at the Games.

There are 24 track events, the majority of which begin with one or more rounds of heats.

The 16 field events start with a qualification stage, with the best athletes qualifying for the final.

Only the five road races, the men’s and women’s 10,000m and the decathlon and heptathlon have no heats.

The majority of athletics events are held in the new Olympic Stadium, which has a capacity of 80,000.

via BBC Sport – London 2012 Olympics – Malika Akkaoui : Morocco, Athletics.

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