Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
When two closely matched teams play each other, what is the most likely result?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
The heptathlon is an athletics competition consisting of 7 events. Can you make sense of the scoring system in order to advise a heptathlete on the best way to reach her target?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
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