Athletics are widely spread in various countries of the world as they constitute the basic sport6s for any game.
Oman Athletics Association was set up in 1982 and was promulgated by the Ministerial Decision No. 62/85 dated 14 September 1985. Its first chairman was Sheikh Saud bin Hamad Al Rawahy. It joined membership of the International Athletics Federation in 1982, the Asian Athletics Federation in 1987, the Arab Athletics Federation in 1987 and the GCC Organizing Committee in 1/1/1986.
Since its inception, the association has taken part in various external competitions and has so far participated in six Olympic Games starting with the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984. The association has attained good results in various regional, international and Olympic competitions as well as GCC championships.