私はその競技会に参加した。

English Translation

I took part in the athletic meeting.

Is an “athletic meeting” in this case a competition?

@ericaw
Another bad translations from Tanaka Corpus…
As you guessed, 競技会 isn’t a meeting. It usually means a sports competition or tournament, but we sometimes use the term also for other contests in general where participants demonstrate their abilities/skills and compete with each other to win.