Athletics sees competitors try to run faster, jump higher and throw further than their competitors. with 48 events from sprints, distance, jumps, throws hurdles, relays, racewalks and combined events on the program it is the largest sport at the Olympics. Most events have preliminary rounds leading into a final. Events 10,000m and longer and the decathlon and heptathlon don’t have heats, just finals. Events are decided on the best time, distance and points achieved.