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atletica leggera
Photo: CST/Ti-Press

Running, jumping and throwing – abilities innate in every child – are the activities on which all athletics events are based. Athletics is one of the oldest sporting disciplines, but it has never lost its attraction and remains one of the pillars of the Olympic Games. It is open to all comers and can be practised with only a minimum of equipment. It promotes the development of physical skills of all kinds. It is a discipline for individual competitors, although relay races offer scope for teamwork.
Source: Gioventù+Sport

panoramica atletica
Photo: CST/Massimo Pedrazzini

Photo: CST/Ti-Press

Photo: Ralph Heksch


CST has the necessary facilities for training in all athletic disciplines.

  • A 400-metre track with markings for hurdles.
  • An area with special surfaces for discus (x2), javelin (x2) and shot put (x5).
  • An area with special surfaces for long jump (x8), triple jump (x2), high jump (x2) and pole vault (x2).
  • A 130-metre natural grass track.

Hammer throwing is not offered at CST, though there is an approved facility nearby.
As a general rule, the athletics facilities at CST are not allocated to a single sports club. Instead, the various clubs are expected to coordinate between themselves on site.
CST has a fully equipped, 2,000 m2 athletics hall for winter training.

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National Youth Sports Centre

Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero