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World Swimming Championships broadcast schedule on Olympic Channel

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The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports will air daily live coverage of the world swimming championships in Budapest, from July 23-30.

The biennial world championships crown medalists in every Olympic swimming event, plus extra events including mixed-gender relays.

The Olympic Channel will air every morning heats session at 3:30 a.m. ET and combine with NBC Sports for every finals session at 11:30 a.m. ET. NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app will live stream every session for subscribers.

Katie Ledecky is the headliner at worlds. The four-time Rio gold medalist could win six gold medals in Budapest, which would tie the female record for gold medals at a single worlds with Missy Franklin.

Other Rio Olympic champions in action include Lilly KingSimone Manuel and Ryan Murphy.

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SWIMMING WORLDS: TV Schedule | Men’s Preview | Women’s Preview | Event Schedule

Day Session Time (ET) Network
Sunday, July 23 Heats 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 23 Finals 11:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Monday, July 24 Heats 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Monday, July 24 Finals 11:30 a.m. NBCSN
Tuesday, July 25 Heats 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Tuesday, July 25 Finals 11:30 a.m. NBCSN
Wednesday, July 26 Heats 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Wednesday, July 26 Finals 11:30 a.m. NBCSN
Thursday, July 27 Heats 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Thursday, July 27 Finals 11:30 a.m. NBCSN
Friday, July 28 Heats 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Friday, July 28 Finals 11:30 a.m. NBCSN
Saturday, July 29 Heats 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Saturday, July 29 Finals 11:30 a.m. STREAM LINK
Sunday, July 30 Finals 2 p.m. NBC*
Sunday, July 30 Heats 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 30 Finals 11:30 a.m. STREAM LINK
Sunday, July 30 Finals 3 p.m. NBC*

*Same-Day Delay

Chloe Dygert crashes over guard rail, fails to finish world championships time trial

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American Chloé Dygert crashed over a guard rail and failed to finish the world road cycling championships time trial, where she appeared en route to a repeat title in Imola, Italy.

Dygert, who last year won by the largest margin in history as the youngest-ever champion, lost control of her bike while approaching a curve to the right. Her front wheel bobbled, and she collided with the barricade, flipping over into an area with grass.

Dygert, her legs appearing bloodied, was tended to by several people, put on a stretcher and taken toward an ambulance.

“All we know is that she is conscious and talking,” according to USA Cycling, about 25 minutes after the crash. “More updates to come.”

About 10 minutes after the crash, Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen won her first time trial title.

Van der Breggen took silver the last three years behind Dygert and countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, who missed this year’s race after breaking her wrist last week in the Giro Rosa.

Dygert, 23, had a 26-second lead at the 14-kilometer time check of the 31-kilometer race. Full results are here.

Dygert qualified for the Tokyo Olympics when she won last year’s world time trial title. She has been bidding to make the Olympics on the road and the track.

Worlds continue Friday with the men’s time trial airing on Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold for Cycling Pass subscribers at 8:15 a.m. ET. A full TV schedule is here.

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Diamond League slate ends in Doha with record holders; TV, stream info

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The Diamond League season ends on Friday in the place where it was supposed to start — Doha.

Like many sports, track and field’s calendar was put in disarray by the coronavirus pandemic. The Doha meet, originally scheduled for April 17 to open an Olympic season, was postponed five months while other stops were canceled altogether.

Now, Doha caps an unlikely season that still produced stirring performances. NBCSN coverage starts at 12 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Gold also streams live for subscribers.

The headliner is Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis, a leading contender for Male Athlete of the Year. Duplantis, who twice bettered the world record in February at indoor meets, last week produced the highest outdoor clearance in history, too, breaking a 26-year-old Sergey Bubka record.

Duplantis can mimic Bubka on Friday by attempting to raise his world record another centimeter — to 6.19 meters, or more than 20 feet, 3 inches.

The deepest track event in Doha is the finale, the women’s 3000m, featuring 3000m steeplechase world-record holder Beatrice Chepkoech, 5000m world champion Hellen Obiri and rising 1500m runner Gudaf Tsegay.

Here are the Doha entry lists. Here’s the schedule of events (all times Eastern):

11:18 a.m. ET — Men’s Pole Vault
11:33 — Men’s 200m
12:03 p.m. — Men’s 400m
12:08 — Women’s Long Jump
12:12 — Women’s 100m Hurdles
12:21 — Men’s 1500m
12:34 — Men’s 110m Hurdles
12:43 — Women’s 800m
12:56 — Women’s 100m
1:07 — Men’s 800m
1:18 — Women’s 3000m

Here are three events to watch (statistics via Tilastopaja.org):

Men’s Pole Vault — 11:18 a.m.
Duplantis looks to complete a perfect 2020 against his two primary rivals — reigning world champion and American Sam Kendricks (who went undefeated in 2017) and 2012 Olympic champion and former world-record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France. Kendricks was the last man to beat Duplantis, at those 2019 World Championships, and is the only man to clear a height within nine inches of Duplantis’ best this outdoor season.

Women’s 100m — 12:56 p.m.
Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah looks poised to finish the year as the world’s fastest woman after clocking 10.85 seconds in Rome last week, her fastest time outside of Jamaica in more than three years. That’s one hundredth faster than countrywoman Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce‘s best time of 2020. Thompson-Herah was fifth and fourth at the last two world championships after sweeping the Rio Olympic sprints. Like in Rome, her primary challengers in Doha are Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou and 2018 U.S. champion Aleia Hobbs.

Women’s 3000m — 1:18 p.m.
A meeting of titans in a non-Olympic event. Chepkoech is the fastest steeplechaser in history by eight seconds. Obiri is the fastest Kenyan in history in the 3000m and the 5000m. Tsegay, just 23, chopped 3.26 seconds off her 1500m personal best in 2019, taking bronze at the world championships to become the second-fastest Ethiopian in history in that event. In all, the field includes five medalists from the 2019 Worlds across four different events.

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