The basis of athletic exercises are natural movements work to develop a comprehensive fitness, health promotion, exercise willpower qualities. Athletics plays an important role in the physical education system for students as well as training programs for health of people.
Athletics competition was included in the Olympic program at the meeting of ancient Greece (776 BC. - 384 AD.). Athletics modern development began in the years 30-40 of the 19th century.
Amateur Athletic Federation World (IAAP) established in 1912, is the leading organization unified movement athletics world with 17 original member countries, this amounted to 181 countries.
Vietnam Athletics Federation founded in 1951, is a member of IAAP and AAAP (Asian Athletic Federation). After a long hiatus, was restored in athletics and the Olympics in 1896 and developed so far.
In addition to the athletics competitions in the Olympic Games (24 exams for men and 14 for women), there are major international competitions such as the World Athletics Championships (outdoor game once every four years, the field Covered once every two years).