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World Gymnastics Championships broadcast schedule

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NBC Sports and The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air daily coverage of the world gymnastics championships finals next week.

Action starts with qualifying on Monday for the U.S. men and Wednesday for the U.S. women. Those sessions will stream live on USAGymWorlds.com.

There are no team events at world championships in the post-Olympic year.

The marquee sessions — the individual all-around finals — are Thursday (men) and Friday (women), airing live on the Olympic Channel.

Japan’s Kohei Uchimura eyes his record-extending seventh straight world all-around title, to go along with his two Olympic crowns. Ragan Smith looks to extend the U.S. women’s streak of six straight Olympic or world all-around titles.

NBC will air an all-around finals recap on Saturday. NBCSN has live coverage of the second and last day of apparatus finals on Sunday.

All NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel coverage will stream on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel coverage will also stream on the Olympic Channel app.

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Day Time (ET) Network Event
Monday, Oct. 2 2 p.m. USAGymWorlds.com U.S. Men’s Qualifying (LIVE)
Wednesday, Oct. 4 7 p.m. USAGymWorlds.com U.S. Women’s Qualifying (LIVE)
Thursday, Oct. 5 7-10 p.m. Olympic Channel Men’s All-Around Final (LIVE)
Friday, Oct. 6 7-9 p.m. Olympic Channel | STREAM Women’s All-Around Final (LIVE)
Saturday, Oct. 7 1 p.m. Olympicchannel.com Apparatus Finals (LIVE)
2-5 p.m. NBC All-Around Finals
5-8 p.m. Olympic Channel Apparatus Finals
Sunday, Oct. 8 1-4 p.m. NBCSN Apparatus Finals (LIVE)

2018 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships broadcast schedule

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NBC Sports and NBC Sports Gold combine to air daily live coverage of the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships from Thursday through Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Athletes will compete for national titles and spots on the team for the first Athletics World Cup in London next month. More details on Athletics World Cup qualifying here.

While veteran Olympic champions will miss the event, a new generation of sprinters headlines the entry lists. A full competition schedule is here.

Noah Lyles and Michael Norman, who were fourth and fifth in the 2016 Olympic Trials 200m as 18-year-olds, have been the most impressive U.S. male sprinters this season and go head-to-head for the first time in two years.

Sydney McLaughlin, who reached the Rio Olympic 400m hurdles semifinals as a 17-year-old, is entered in the 400m.

Olympic and world champions also scatter the distance races and field events, including Matthew Centrowitz and Jenny Simpson (1500m), Emma Coburn (3000m steeplechase), Christian Taylor (Olympic triple jump champ also entered in the 400m), Tianna Bartoletta and Jeff Henderson (long jump), Jenn Suhr (pole vault) and Michelle Carter and Ryan Crouser (shot put).

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Day Time (ET) Network Key Events
Thursday 2-11 p.m. NBC Sports Gold 100m first round, 10,000m finals
Friday 12:30-11 p.m. NBC Sports Gold 100m finals, 400m semifinals
11 p.m.-1 a.m. NBCSN, Gold
Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Finals: 400m, 1500m, 100m hurdles
4-6 p.m. NBC, Gold
Sunday 12:30-6 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Finals: 200m, 5000m, 110m hurdles
4-6 p.m. NBC, Gold

Allyson Felix among sprinters to miss USATF Outdoor Championships

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Olympic gold medalists Allyson FelixJustin GatlinTori BowieLaShawn MerrittBrianna McNealKerron Clement and Dalilah Muhammad are among the stars not entered in this week’s USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Christian Coleman, who took 100m silver at 2017 Worlds between Gatlin and Usain Bolt, will also miss the event.

Any athlete not on the current entry list will not compete.

Big-name absences aren’t shocking this year given it is the only year in the four-year cycle without an Olympics or world championships to qualify for at nationals.

Felix, Gatlin, Bowie and Coleman have all dealt with injuries or withdrawn from international meets this spring. Merritt hasn’t raced on the Diamond League circuit this season.

Felix, the American record holder with 25 combined Olympic and world outdoor championships medals, will not race at senior nationals for the first time since 2002, when she was 16 years old.

A new generation of sprinters will headline nationals, including Noah Lyles and Michael Norman in the 200m and Sydney McLaughlin in the 400m. Phyllis Francis, the world 400m champion, is entered in the 200m. Kori Carter, the world 400m hurdles champion, is in the 100m hurdles with world-record holder Kendra Harrison.

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