It's all about running faster, jumping higher and throwing further than your competitors. It remains on of the most popular Olympic sports. From the 100m dash to the 42.195km marathon, from the hammer throw to the high jump, it provides the platform for showcasing the talents and skills of many of the Olympic Games' highest-profile competitors.
Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt visits the Olympic Park and sees the Olympic Stadium where he hopes to be competing in 2012. (1st Sept 2010)