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High jump: Why is it not allowed to take off on both feet, do flip flops etc?

I realize that all sports have rules you need to follow, and usually there's good reason for these rules. Still, I wonder about the rules regarding high jump: according to What is the world record in ...
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Why was USA disqualified from the 4x100 men's relay final in the Rio Olympics?

After the mens 4x100 relay final races in Rio on August the 19th the commentators said they exchanged the baton outside the box. What does that mean?
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What happens when two athletes fall down in a 100m dash?

What happened if an athlete stumbles in a 100m event and trips the athlete in the adjacent lane too? Are both of them disqualified or what?
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How is a javelin throw measured if the javelin does not stick into the ground?

If a javelin "slips" on landing and does not stick cleanly into the field, how is the throw measured?
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What happen when two players touch the finish rope at same time in running?

I don't know whether it would happen or not. My question is, What happen if two athletes touched the finish rope at the same time in running(irrespective of distance either it may be 100m or long ...
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What happens if there is a tie during an olympic race?

Recently during the USA Track and Field Olympic trials, there was a tie for third place between Allyson Felix and Jenebah Tarmoh. It appears that there was previously no tiebreaker rule in place for ...
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Is there a limit on the number of events that a track and field athlete may enter in one meet?

At the high school level, my local district limited an athlete to four events in one track and field meet. Famous sprinters like Carl Lewis have won four gold medals in one meet and other track and ...