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How to watch Prefontaine Classic on NBC Sports

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The Prefontaine Classic, the headline track and field meet of the year, airs live on NBC and NBCSN and streams on NBC Sports Gold on Friday and Saturday.

Olympic gold medalists Allyson Felix and Justin Gatlin lead the strongest fields of the Diamond League season. A full schedule and start lists are here.

There are no world outdoor championships this year, so the Diamond League is key, and the Pre Classic in Eugene, Ore., is known for having the best fields on the circuit.

American athletes are also preparing for the USATF Outdoor Championships next month in Des Moines, Iowa.

The two-day Pre Classic runs Friday night and Saturday afternoon at historic Hayward Field, site of the last three U.S. Olympic Trials.

FRIDAY
NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold — 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET
Key Events: Men’s Pole Vault, Men’s Javelin, Men’s 800m, Men’s 2 Mile

SATURDAY
NBC Sports Gold — 2:50-6 p.m. ET
NBC — 4-6 p.m. ET
Key Events: Men’s and Women’s 100m, Women’s 400m, Bowerman Mile

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Simone Biles adds new title: gymnastics teacher

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You may never be able to flip like Simone Biles, but you can learn from the world’s greatest gymnast via online videos.

Biles announced her latest title — gymnastics instructor — via masterclass.com, where she teaches the sport’s fundamentals in a series of videos. A single class is $90. An annual plan is $180 for a multiple sports and games with famed instructors like Stephen Curry.

The gymnastics classes include basics and advanced skills on all four apparatuses — balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars and vault — as well as Biles reviewing footage of her own eponymous skills.

Biles just won her sixth U.S. all-around title while debuting two new skills — a double-double dismount off the balance beam and a triple-double floor pass. She has now won 20 straight all-arounds dating to 2013 and will go for her sixth world all-around title in October.

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USOPC proposes more athletes on board as part of overhaul

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DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is proposing an increase in athlete representation on its board and a recasting of its mission statement to include the job of promoting athletes’ well-being.

These changes are part of a proposal, released Monday, to rewrite the USOPC bylaws.

The rewrite comes 20 days after federal lawmakers — looking for a shake-up in the wake of the sex-abuse scandal that has tainted the U.S. Olympic movement — proposed their own drastic overhaul of the law governing the USOPC.

The USOPC portrayed its proposals as merely a first step, and, indeed, the measures lack many of Congress’ more aggressive proposals.

But they would heed athletes’ calls for more representation, by increasing their makeup on the board from 20% to 33%.

They would also change the mission statement to read: “empower Team USA athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence and well-being,” where previously the well-being part was not mentioned.

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