GameSpot writes: "Out just in time for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, New International Track & Field has a heap of athletic events to join in, a range of crazy characters, and even some quirky events to help some classic Konami characters out with. We got a quick session with the game at Konami's E3 2008 booth.
Eight original, new characters are featured in the game, designed by manga comic designers Udon (responsible for the Street Fighter comic book series among others), as well as 10 classic Konami characters, including Frogger and Sparkster from Rocket Knight Adventures.
All of the characters have been beautifully drawn, and each looks unique. The lineup includes Harlem Globetrotters-style Ashley, Chinese martial-arts master Oolong, Japanese emo girl Yoko, Eastern European weightlifter Kang, and a giant half-beast Russian woman called Helga."