Getty Images

2019 World Swimming Championships TV, streaming schedule

Leave a comment

NBC Sports and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA combine to air and stream live coverage of every session of the world swimming championships from Gwangju, South Korea.

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

Katie Ledecky headlines the U.S. team for the biggest international event outside of the Olympics.

Ledecky, a five-time Olympic champion, will look to match her unprecedented “Ledecky Slam” from the last Olympic cycle, when she swept the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyles at the 2015 Worlds in Kazan, Russia.

Ledecky should face her toughest test in the 200m freestyle, where she took silver and bronze at the biggest meets of 2017 and 2018.

Caeleb Dressel and Chase Kalisz, the top male swimmers in this Olympic cycle, each defend multiple individual world titles.

Dressel, 22, won a Michael Phelps record-tying seven golds at the 2017 Worlds (four coming in relays). Kalisz, 25, is the world’s top all-around swimmer after sweeping the individual medleys at the 2017 Worlds.

The U.S. also boasts individual Rio gold medalists Simone ManuelLilly King and Ryan Murphy returning from the 2017 Worlds, when the Americans earned a record 38 medals in the most dominant team performance in nearly 50 years.

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!

MORE: Chad le Clos battles injury heading into worlds

Day Session Time (ET) Network
Saturday, July 20 Day 1 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 21 Day 1 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
2 p.m.* NBC
Day 2 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Monday, July 22 Day 2 Finals 7 a.m. NBCSN
Day 3 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Tuesday, July 23 12 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 3 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Day 4 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Wednesday, July 24 Day 4 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Day 5 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Thursday, July 25 12 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 5 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Day 6 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Friday, July 26 12 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 6 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Day 7 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Saturday, July 27 4 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 7 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
Highlights 2 p.m.* NBC
Day 8 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 28 12 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 8 Finals 7 a.m. NBCSN

*Delayed broadcast

Chicago Marathon canceled; one major marathon left in 2020

Chicago Marathon
Getty Images
Leave a comment

The Chicago Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 11, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the fourth World Marathon Major called off this year.

Organizers cited the challenge of staging the 45,000-runner event “out of concern for the safety of event participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators.”

Previously, major marathons were canceled in Berlin (originally scheduled for Sept. 27), Boston (April 20, then Sept. 14) and New York City (Nov. 1). The London Marathon, originally scheduled for April 26 and postponed to Oct. 4, remains scheduled.

The other World Marathon Major, Tokyo, took place on its scheduled date of March 1 but with elite runners only.

Last year, Kenyan Brigid Kosgei won Chicago by taking 81 seconds off Paula Radcliffe‘s 16-year-old women’s marathon world record. Kosgei clocked 2:14:04.

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!

MORE: U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials results

Figure skating Grand Prix events in China remain scheduled

Grand Prix Final
Getty Images
Leave a comment

Figure skating Grand Prix events in China in November and December remain scheduled, the International Skating Union announced Monday, four days after reports about international sporting events in China being canceled through the end of 2020.

A notice about sports events, issued Thursday by the General Administration of Sport of China, made an exception for Beijing Winter Olympic test events and other preparations for the first Winter Games in China in February 2022.

The Grand Prix Final, the second-most prestigious annual figure skating competition, is still scheduled for December in Beijing because it is an Olympic test event.

Furthermore, the Cup of China, one of six events across the globe that determines Grand Prix Final qualifiers, remains scheduled for November in Chongqing because it is related to the Final.

“Like for all other five ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events in the different countries, this is of course subject to finding the necessary logistical, medical and safety solutions to hold the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events as planned,” according to the ISU.

The ISU previously announced it set a deadline to decide on possible event cancellations: 12 weeks before an event starts. For the first Grand Prix Series competition, Skate America in Las Vegas, the decision deadline is Aug. 1.

The ISU council will meet virtually on Aug. 3 to decide on further action for upcoming competitions.

MORE: Tai Babilonia, a Winter Olympic original, credits skating trailblazer

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!