Athletes: The noun athlete comes from the Greek word athletes, meaning “contestant in the games.” Anyone who competes in sporting competitions can be called an athlete, but usually the term is reserved for people with a high level of dedication, skill and fitness.

An athlete can be talented in various sports at different ages and performance levels. Physical exercise can refer to organized sports, personal workouts, or performance training.

By this definition, almost everyone who does some type of physical activity can be considered an athlete.

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