2022 World Swimming Championships TV, live stream schedule

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Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and Peacock combine to air and stream daily live coverage of the world swimming championships from Budapest, Hungary, that start Saturday.

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

Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel headline the U.S. roster that could dominate the Duna Arena pool in historic fashion.

The Americans topped the medal standings at every worlds dating to 1991. It could be a rout this year given Russian swimmers are banned due to the invasion of Ukraine and some other prominent international stars are out due to injury or a focus on the Commonwealth Games later this summer.

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Ledecky, racing without Australian rival Ariarne Titmus at the meet, is entered in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyles. If she wins then all, as expected, she will move one gold medal shy of Michael Phelps’ record 15 individual world titles.

Dressel won seven golds and six golds at the last two worlds. If he wins seven this time, he will move into solo second place behind Phelps in career world titles including relays.

Ledecky and Dressel are joined on the U.S. team by fellow individual Olympic gold medalists Bobby FinkeChase KaliszLilly King and Ryan Murphy.

The first worlds of the 2024 Olympic cycle could also produce breakout champions, such as Claire CurzanTorri Huske and Carson Foster.

Internationally, the host nation Hungary has two of the biggest stars in Olympic gold medalists Katinka Hosszu and Kristof Milak.

Australia is led by Kaylee McKeown, who swept the women’s backstrokes in Tokyo, and Zac Stubblety-Cook, who broke the men’s 200m breaststroke world record at their trials.

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2022 World Swimming Championships Broadcast Schedule

Day Session Time (ET) Network
Saturday, June 18 Day 1 Finals 12 p.m. Olympic Channel, Peacock
Sunday, June 19 Day 2 Finals 12 p.m. Olympic Channel, Peacock
Monday, June 20 Day 3 Finals 12 p.m. Olympic Channel, Peacock
Tuesday, June 21 Day 4 Finals 12 p.m. Olympic Channel, Peacock
Wednesday, June 22 Day 5 Finals 12 p.m. Olympic Channel, Peacock
Thursday, June 23 Day 6 Finals 12 p.m. Olympic Channel, Peacock
Friday, June 24 Day 7 Finals 12 p.m. Olympic Channel, Peacock
Saturday, June 25 Day 8 Finals 12 p.m. Olympic Channel, Peacock
Sunday, June 26 Highlights 12 p.m. NBC

Germany goes 1-2 at bobsled worlds; Kaillie Humphries breaks medals record

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Kim Kalicki and Lisa Buckwitz gave Germany a one-two in the world bobsled championships two-woman event, while American Kaillie Humphries earned bronze to break the career medals record.

Kalicki, who was fourth at last year’s Olympics and leads this season’s World Cup standings, edged Buckwitz by five hundredths of a second combining times from four runs over the last two days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Humphries, with push athlete Kaysha Love, was 51 hundredths behind.

Olympic champion Laura Nolte was in third place after two runs but crashed in the third run.

Humphries, 37 and a three-time Olympic champion between two-woman and monobob, earned her eighth world championships medal in the two-woman event. That broke her tie for the record of seven with retired German Sandra Kiriasis. Humphries is also the most decorated woman in world championships monobob, taking gold and silver in the two times it has been contested.

Humphries rolled her ankle after the first day of last week’s monobob, plus took months off training in the offseason while also doing two rounds of IVF.

“I chose to continue the IVF journey through the season which included a Lupron Depot shot the day before this race began,” she posted after her monobob silver last weekend. “My weight and body fluctuating all year with hormones, it was a battle to find my normal while competing again. I’m happy with this result, I came into it wanting a podium and we achieved it as a team.”

Love, who was seventh with Humphries in the Olympic two-woman event, began her transition to become a driver after the Games.

Worlds finish Sunday with the final two runs of the four-man event.

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Snowboarders sue coach, USOPC in assault, harassment case

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Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher has filed a lawsuit accusing former snowboard coach Peter Foley of sexually assaulting, harassing and intimidating members of his team for years, while the organizations overseeing the team did nothing to stop it.

Fletcher is a plaintiff in one of two lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Thursday. One names Foley, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team and its former CEO, Tiger Shaw, as defendants. Another, filed by a former employee of USSS, names Foley, Shaw and the ski federation as defendants.

One of the lawsuits, which also accuse the defendants of sex trafficking, harassment, and covering up repeated acts of sexual assault and misconduct, allege Foley snuck into bed and sexually assaulted Fletcher, then shortly after she won her bronze medal at the 2006 Olympics, approached her “and said he still remembered ‘how she was breathing,’ referring to the first time he assaulted her.”

The lawsuits describe Foley as fostering a depraved travel squad of snowboarders, in which male coaches shared beds with female athletes, crude jokes about sexual conquests were frequently shared and coaches frequently commented to the female athletes about their weight and body types.

“Male coaches, including Foley, would slap female athletes’ butts when they finished their races, even though the coaches would not similarly slap the butts of male athletes,” the lawsuit said. “Physical assault did not stop with slapping butts. Notably, a female athlete once spilled barbeque sauce on her chest while eating and a male coach approached her and licked it off her chest without warning or her consent.”

The USOPC and USSS knew of Foley’s behavior but did nothing to stop it, the lawsuit said. It depicted Foley as an all-powerful coach who could make and break athletes’ careers on the basis of how they got along off the mountain.

Foley’s attorney, Howard Jacobs, did not immediately return requests for comment from The Associated Press. Jacobs has previously said allegations of sexual misconduct against Foley are false.

In a statement, the USOPC said it had not seen the complaint and couldn’t comment on specific details but that “we take every allegation of abuse very seriously.”

“The USOPC is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Team USA athletes, and we are taking every step to identify, report, and eliminate abuse in our community,” the statement said.

It wasn’t until the Olympics in Beijing last year that allegations about Foley’s behavior and the culture on the snowboarding team started to emerge.

Allegations posted on Instagram by former team member Callan Chythlook-Sifsof — who, along with former team member Erin O’Malley, is a plaintiff along with Fletcher — led to Foley’s removal from the team, which he was still coaching when the games began.

That posting triggered more allegations in reporting by ESPN and spawned an AP report about how the case was handled between USSS and the U.S. Center for SafeSport, which is ultimately responsible for investigating cases involving sex abuse in Olympic sports. The center has had Foley on temporary suspension since March 18, 2022.

The AP typically does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault unless they have granted permission or spoken publicly, as Fletcher, Chythlook-Sifsof and O’Malley have done through a lawyer.

USSS said it was made aware of the allegations against Foley on Feb 6, 2022, and reported them to the SafeSport center.

“We are aware of the lawsuits that were filed,” USSS said in a statement. “U.S. Ski & Snowboard has not yet been served with the complaint nor has had an opportunity to fully review it. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is and will remain an organization that prioritizes the safety, health and well-being of its athletes and staff.”

The lawsuits seek unspecified damages to be determined in a jury trial.