A series of sports games by {{Creator/Konami}} in which players can compete to set world records in various athletic events by mashing buttons.

The original ''Track & Field'' arcade game released in 1983 (known as ''Hyper Olympic'' in Japan). It and its close sequel ''Hyper Sports'' were notable for their lack of directional controls; each player[[note]](up to 4 could play, but only 2 simultaneously)[[/note]] had three buttons, two for running and one for jumping/throwing. Since the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} joystick only came with a single button, the 2600 version of ''Track & Field'' was bundled with a special three-button controller. However, the Hyper Shot controller reduced the number of buttons it took to play the MSX and NES versions of ''Track & Field'' and ''Hyper Sports'' to two.

Not only do different games in the series have different selections of events (though most begin with the 100 meter dash and the long jump, with other decathlon events coming later), but also the same title released on different systems may have added or removed events.
* ButtonMashing: The normal mode of gameplay.
* GuestFighter: ''New International Track & Field'' has many unlockable characters from other Konami games, from [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid Snake]] and [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]], to oddities like [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]] and [[VideoGame/RumbleRoses Evil Rose]].
** Long before that, ''International Track & Field 2000'' had [[VideoGame/WaiWaiWorld Konami Man]], available via a certain code.
* KonamiCode: Used in ''International Track & Field 2000'' for the aforementioned Konami Man.
* {{Mondegreen}}: After completing the pole vault in ''T&F2'', it sounds like the announcer is saying "flower pot" instead of "qualify".
* PublicDomainSoundtrack / StandardSnippet: The high score screen from the arcade original and the title screen of the NES version uses the theme of ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' by Vangelis. ''New International Track & Field'' also features an arrangement of the theme as part of its menu music.
** Recent re-releases of the arcade version (namely on Xbox LIVE Arcade and ''Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits'' on DS) replace it with a soundalike, likely due to licensing issues.
* TropeMaker: Almost every athletic sports game for the next twenty years featured the exact same mechanic as this one.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: ''ESPN International Track & Field'' includes a RhythmGame.