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Atletismo

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When I started running for exercise a while back I was surprised at the odd use of the word atletismo (atleta, atlético). As a US American, I have always heard the word used to mean sports in general. But through learning Spanish I have found out that the word specifically is used to mean track and field events in just about every language except US English. British English’s primary use of athletics means track and field.

General sports are referred to as deportes.


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