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2019 World Diving Championships TV, streaming schedule

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The world diving championships air live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and stream on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app starting Saturday from Gwangju, South Korea.

Every event will air live on Olympic Channel and stream for subscribers. NBCSN will air delayed broadcasts.

Four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia headlines the U.S. roster looking to rebound after going medal-less in Olympic events at the 2017 Worlds.

Boudia, who missed those worlds while on a break from the sport, is the lone U.S. diver to earn a world medal in an Olympic event since the Americans racked up four medals in 2009.

Boudia, a 30-year-old, three-time Olympian, earned platform silver in 2011, 2013 and 2015 but switched to the springboard last year.

The U.S. and the rest of the world must reckon with China, owner of 26 of the 32 Olympic gold medals awarded over the last four Games. China, too, looks to bounce back from 2017, when it bagged five of the eight Olympic-event gold medals, its lowest success rate at an Olympics or worlds since 2005.

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Day Event Final Time (ET) Network
Saturday, July 13 Mixed Synchro Platform 12-1:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s 1m Springboard 2:30-3:45 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s Synchro Springboard 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 14 Men’s 1m Springboard 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Synchro Platform 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Synchro Platform 11 p.m.-12 a.m. NBCSN*
Monday, July 15 Women’s Synchro Springboard 2:30-3:45 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s Synchro Platform 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Tuesday, July 16 Women’s Platform (Semi) 2:30-3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Team Event 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Synchro Springboard 11 a.m.-12 p.m. NBCSN*
Men’s Synchro Platform 12-1 p.m. NBCSN*
Wednesday, July 17 Men’s 3m Springboard (Semi) 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Platform 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Platform 7-8 p.m. NBCSN*
Thursday, July 18 Women’s 3m Springboard (Semi) 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s 3m Springboard 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s 3m Springboard 7-8 p.m. NBCSN*
Friday, July 19 Men’s Platform (Semi) 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s 3m Springboard 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Saturday, July 20 Mixed Synchro Springboard 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s Platform 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel

*Delayed broadcast

USOPC seeks to revoke USA Badminton’s status

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland filed a complaint to revoke USA Badminton’s status as the national governing body for the sport, a year after a USOPC audit found the organization lacked athlete safety requirements.

USA Badminton “failed to meet its responsibilities as an NGB and consistently failed to meet its obligations to its members and to U.S. athletes,” according to the USOPC. “Further, USAB has failed to conduct itself in a manner that demonstrates it can fulfill those responsibilities.”

Asked for reaction, USA Badminton interim CEO Linda French said, “I’m very disappointed in the USOPC and the conduct of their staff.”

USA Badminton recently had mass resignations among its board and top officials amid governance issues and the USOPC threatening decertification. A 2018 USOPC audit found four “high risk” areas in USA Badminton’s athlete safety and SafeSport compliance that, by March, had not been fully resolved.

“We have attempted to work with USAB’s leadership over the course of the last year to address our concerns, however those efforts have not yielded the results necessary to give me confidence in USAB’s ability to continue to serve its athletes as an NGB,” Hirshland wrote. “We remain committed to working with USAB’s leadership to address our concerns but have so far not found a willing partner.”

The next step is for Hirshland to appoint an independent panel to hear the complaint. There is no specific timeline for a resolution, though Hirshland said it will take a minimum of several weeks.

If USA Badminton’s status is revoked, the USOPC would assume control on an interim basis.

Last November, the USOPC filed the same complaint against USA Gymnastics, seeking to revoke its status after the Larry Nassar sexual-abuse crimes came to light followed by several leadership changes.

USA Gymnastics since filed for bankruptcy and named former college gymnast and NBA executive Li Li Leung its new CEO in February. It remains the sport’s NGB with eight months until the Tokyo Olympics.

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Sun Yang should get lengthy ban if he loses doping hearing, WADA says

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency wants China’s star swimmer Sun Yang banned for up to eight years for alleged doping rules violations.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday ahead of a rare appeal hearing in open court on Friday that WADA requests a ban of two to eight years. Sun served a three-month ban in 2014 for a positive test.

If WADA wins, the three-time Olympic freestyle champion will miss the Tokyo Games.

WADA has challenged world swimming body FINA’s ruling to merely warn Sun after a disputed attempt by sample collectors to take blood and urine from him at his home in China in September 2018. The late-night confrontation lasted from 11 p.m. to beyond 3:30 a.m.

The day-long hearing will examine why a secure box storing a glass vial of blood came to be destroyed by Sun’s entourage, who questioned the sample team’s authority. A FINA tribunal panel agreed the officials lacked proper credentials to make the sample collection valid.

WADA believes Sun broke anti-doping rules by refusing to submit to a sample collection.

All sides agreed to Sun’s request to hold a first CAS appeal in public for 20 years.

A verdict is unlikely until early next year.

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