World Indoor Track and Field Championships TV schedule

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Christian Coleman headlines the World Indoor Track and Field Championships, airing on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and streaming for NBC Sports Gold subscribers starting Thursday.

The four-day world indoors in Birmingham, Great Britain, marks the lone global meet of the year, since outdoor worlds are held in odd-numbered years, and the next Olympics are in 2020.

A full schedule of events is here.

Coleman, the 2017 World 100m silver medalist between Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt, twice went faster than Maurice Greene‘s 60m world record of 6.39 this winter.

He clocked 6.37 at his first meet of the season in January then 6.34 at the USATF Indoor Championships on Feb. 18. The 60m is the standard sprint at indoor meets, not the 100m.

Coleman is the marquee name at world indoors with Gatlin sitting out the indoor season and Bolt retired.

He is joined on the U.S. roster by Olympic champions Aries Merritt (60m hurdles) and Brittney Reese (long jump), world-record holder Keni Harrison (60m hurdles) and defending champion Vashti Cunningham (high jump), among others.

International stars include Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, world 200m champion Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and mile world-record holder Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia.

Here’s the broadcast schedule (all times Eastern):

Thursday
Olympic Channel/NBC Sports Gold — 2-3:30 p.m. (LIVE)

Friday
Olympic Channel/NBC Sports Gold — 5-8:30 a.m. (LIVE)
Olympic Channel/NBC Sports Gold — 1-5:10 p.m. (LIVE)
NBCSN/NBCSports.com/live and NBC Sports app — 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Saturday
Olympic Channel/NBC Sports Gold — 5-8:40 a.m. (LIVE)
Olympic Channel/NBC Sports Gold — 12:40-4:40 p.m. (LIVE)
NBCSN/NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app — 5-7 p.m.

Sunday
Olympic Channel/NBC Sports Gold — 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (LIVE)
NBCSN/NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app — 4-6 p.m.

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Kendall Gretsch wins six gold medals at Para Nordic Ski Worlds

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Kendall Gretsch, who won Paralympic titles at the last Summer and Winter Games, added another six gold medals at the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Sweden last week.

Gretsch, 30, earned seven total medals in seven days between biathlon and cross-country skiing.

Gretsch won gold medals in three different sports across the last three Paralympics: biathlon and cross-country skiing in 2018 (two years after taking up the sports), triathlon in 2021 and biathlon in 2022.

She plans to shift her focus back to triathlon after this winter for 2024 Paris Games qualification.

Gretsch, born with spina bifida, was the 2014 USA Triathlon Female Para Triathlete of the Year. Though triathlon was added to the Paralympics for the 2016 Rio Games, her classification was not added until Tokyo.

Also at last week’s worlds, six-time Paralympian Aaron Pike earned his first Paralympic or world championships gold medal in his decade-plus career, winning a 12.5km biathlon event.

Oksana Masters, who won seven medals in seven events at last year’s Paralympics to break the career U.S. Winter Paralympics medals record, missed worlds due to hand surgery.

The U.S. also picked up five medals at last week’s World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Spain — three silvers for five-time Paralympian Laurie Stephens and two bronzes for 17-year-old Saylor O’Brien.

Stephens now has 18 career medals from world championships, plus seven at the Paralympics.

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World champion skier Kyle Smaine dies in avalanche at age 31

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Kyle Smaine, a retired world champion halfpipe skier, died in an avalanche in Japan on Sunday, according to NBC News, citing Smaine’s father. He was 31.

Smaine, a 2015 World champion in ski halfpipe, had been doing ski filming in Japan, sharing videos on his Instagram account over the past week.

The native of South Lake Tahoe, California, finished ninth in ski halfpipe at the 2016 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.

In 2018, Smaine won the fifth and final U.S. Olympic qualifying series event in ski halfpipe but did not make the four-man team for PyeongChang. His last sanctioned international competition was in February 2018.

Late Sunday, two-time Olympic champion David Wise won the X Games men’s ski halfpipe and dedicated it to Smaine.

“We all did this for Kyle tonight,” Wise said on the broadcast. “It’s a little bit of an emotional day for us. We lost a friend.”