When and where are the 2022 Track and Field World Championships?


The 2022 Track and Field World Championships take place on Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 24 in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field located at the University of Oregon. This year marks the first time that an outdoor Athletics World Championships is taking place on U.S. soil and viewers can expect to see an extravaganza of talent as the best and brightest stars from all over the world gather to compete.

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See below for just a few of the top U.S. names competing at the 2022 Track and Field World Championships as well as a list of the featured events for each day.

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U.S. Stars to watch at the 2022 Track and Field World Championships:

Christian Coleman (26, Atlanta, Georgia) – Men’s 100m: The defending 100m world champion returns to the action after serving an 18-month suspension–which included the Tokyo Olympics–for “whereabouts failures,” or missed drug tests (Coleman has never tested positive for a banned substance).

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Noah Lyles (24, Alexandria, Virginia) – Men’s 200m: Noah Lyles heads to Eugene, Oregon with a Worlds Wild Card where he will attempt to defend his 200m world title. The Japanese Anime enthusiast made his Olympic debut in Tokyo where he took home the bronze medal in the 200m behind Canadian Andre De Grasse and American Kenny Bednarek.

Dalilah Muhammad (32, Queens, New York) – Women’s 400m Hurdles: Three-time Olympic medalist (two gold, one silver) Dalilah Muhammad is not only the reigning world champion but she is one of two athletes to ever run the women’s 400m hurdles in under 52 seconds. The Queens native and former USC All-American won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics and also won gold in the 4x400m relay, running the third leg.

Sydney McLaughlin (22, Dunellen, New Jersey) – Women’s 400m Hurdles: After taking the gold medal and setting a world record of 51.46 in the Tokyo Olympic final, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin (400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay) will attempt to add an individual world title to her impressive resume. The former Kentucky wildcat and new husband Andre Levrone Jr., a former wide receiver, celebrated nuptials on May 6th in Virginia.

Grant Holloway (24, Chesapeake, Virginia) – Men’s 110m Hurdles: Grant Holloway looks to defend his 2019 world title and become the first repeat world champion in this event since American Allen Johnson (2001/2003). Holloway was the gold medal favorite at the Tokyo Olympics and finished second behind Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment.

Devon Allen (27, Phoenix, Arizona) – Men’s 110m Hurdles: Former Oregon Duck Devon Allen is hoping to win his first world title after finishing 4th at the Tokyo Olympics and 7th at the 2019 Worlds. In June, Allen ran 12.84 for the win in the 110m hurdles at the NYC Grand Prix, making him the third-fastest man all-time in the event. In addition to track, Allen played wide receiver at Oregon, and in April, he signed a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles and plans to balance the two sports this summer.

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Allyson Felix (36, Los Angeles, California) – Women’s 400m, 4x400m Relay: After making her fifth Olympic appearance in Tokyo (and first as a mom), Allyson Felix announced in April that this will be her final season. The 11-time Olympic medalist is the most decorated woman and American athlete in Olympic track and field history. With 13 world championship titles, Felix already has the most world titles by any track and field athlete, man or woman, and now looks to earn another, likely competing in the women’s 4x400m relay.

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DeAnna Price (29, Troy, Missouri) – Women’s Hammer Throw: Two-time Olympian DeAnna Price returns to the world stage to defend her title in the women’s hammer throw. In 2019, she became the first American to win a global title (or world medal of any kind) in the event. Price, who had been dealing with a painful bone bruise throughout Trials and the Games, finished 8th at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ryan Crouser (29, Boring, Oregon) – Men’s Shot Put: Two-time reigning Olympic shot put gold medalist Ryan Crouser currently owns the indoor and outdoor world record in this event and looks to take the world title after finishing second at the 2019 World Championships, just one centimeter behind Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pennsylvania).

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How to watch the 2022 Track and Field World Championships:

  • When: Friday, July 15-Sunday, July 24
  • Where: Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon
  • Watch: NBC and Peacock

2022 Track and Field World Championship Featured Events:

Friday, July 15 – Day 1

  • Men’s 100m Preliminary Rounds and Heats
  • Men’s Shot Put Qualifying 
  • Mixed 4x400m Relay Heats and Final

Saturday, July 16th – Day 2

  • Women’s 10,000m
  • Men’s 110m Hurdle Heats
  • Men’s 400m Hurdle Heats 
  • Women’s 100m Heats
  • Women’s Shot Put Final
  • Men’s 100m Final

Sunday, July 17th – Day 3

  • Women’s Hammer Final
  • Men’s 10,000m 
  • Men’s Marathon
  • Men’s Shot Put Final
  • Men’s 110m Hurdles Semifinals and Final
  • Women’s Pole Vault Final
  • Women’s 100m Semifinals and Final

Monday, July 18th – Day 4

  • Women’s Marathon
  • Men’s 200m Heats
  • Men’s High Jump Final
  • Women’s 200m Heats
  • Women’s Triple Jump Final
  • Heptathlon
  • Men’s Steeplechase Final
  • Women’s 1500m Final

Tuesday, July 19 – Day 5

  • Women’s 400m Hurdles Heats
  • Women’s High Jump Final
  • Women’s 200m Semifinals
  • Men’s 200m Semifinals
  • Men’s 1500m Final

Wednesday, July 20 – Day 6

  • Women’s 5000m Heats
  • Men’s 800m Heats
  • Women’s 400m Hurdles Semifinals
  • Women’s Discus Final
  • Women’s 400m Semifinals
  • Women’s Steeplechase Final

Thursday, July 21 – Day 7

  • Women’s 800m Heats
  • Men’s Triple Jump Qualification
  • Men’s 800m Semifinals
  • Women’s 200m Final
  • Men’s 200m Final

Friday, July 22 – Day 8

  • Men’s Pole Vault Qualification
  • Women’s 4x100m Relay Heats
  • Men’s 4x100m Relay Heats
  • Women’s 800m Semifinals
  • Women’s 400m Final
  • Men’s 400m Final
  • Women’s 400m Hurdles Final

Saturday, July 23 – Day 9

  • Women’s 4x400m Relay Heats
  • Men’s 4x400m Relay Heats
  • Men’s Triple Jump Final
  • Men’s 800m Final
  • Women’s 5000m Final
  • Women’s 4x100m Relay Final
  • Men’s 4x100m Relay Final

Sunday, July 24 – Day 10

  • Women’s 100m Hurdles Semifinals and Final
  • Men’s Pole Vault Final
  • Women’s 800m Final
  • Decathlon
  • Men’s 4x400m Relay
  • Women’s 4x400m Relay

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U.S. women’s basketball team, statistically greatest ever, rolls to FIBA World Cup title

FIBA Women's World Cup

The revamped U.S. women’s basketball team may have been the greatest of all time.

The Americans completed, statistically, their most dominant global championship ever by routing China 83-61 in the FIBA World Cup final on Saturday in Sydney — giving them 60 consecutive wins between the Olympics and worlds dating to 2006.

It marked the largest margin of victory in a World Cup final since the event converted from a fully round-robin format in 1983.

For the tournament, the U.S. drubbed its opponents by an average of 40.75 points per game, beating its previous record between the Olympics and worlds of 37.625 points from the 2008 Beijing Games. It was just off the 1992 U.S. Olympic men’s Dream Team’s legendary margin 43.8 points per game. This U.S. team scored 98.75 points per game, its largest at worlds since 1994.

“We came here on a mission, a business trip,” tournament MVP A’ja Wilson said in a post-game press conference before turning to coach Cheryl Reeve. “We played pretty good, I think, coach.”

Since the U.S. won a seventh consecutive Olympic title in Tokyo, Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles retired. Tina Charles ceded her national team spot to younger players. Brittney Griner was detained in Russia (and still is). Diana Taurasi suffered a WNBA season-ending quad injury that ruled her out of World Cup participation (who knows if the 40-year-old Taurasi will play for the U.S. again).

Not only that, but Reeve of the Minnesota Lynx succeeded Dawn Staley as head coach, implementing a new up-tempo system.

“There was probably great concern, and maybe around the world they kind of looked at it and said, ‘Hey, now is the time to get the USA,'” Reeve said Saturday.

The U.S. response was encapsulated by power forward Alyssa Thomas, the oldest player on the roster at age 30 who made the U.S. team for the first time in her career, started every game and was called the team’s glue and MVP going into the final.

Wilson and Tokyo Olympic MVP Breanna Stewart were the leaders. Guard Kelsey Plum, a Tokyo Olympic 3×3 player, blossomed this past WNBA season and was third in the league’s MVP voting. She averaged the most minutes on the team, scored 15.8 points per game and had 17 in the final.

“The depth of talent that we have was on display,” Reeve said. “What I am most pleased about was the trust and buy-in.”

For the first time since 1994, no player on the U.S. roster was over the age of 30, creating a scary thought for the 2024 Paris Olympics: the Americans could get even better.

“When you say best-ever, I’m always really cautious with that, because, obviously, there are great teams,” Reeve said when asked specifically about the team’s defense. “This group was really hard to play against.”

Earlier Saturday, 41-year-old Australian legend Lauren Jackson turned back the clock with a 30-point performance off the bench in her final game as an Opal, a 95-65 victory over Canada for the bronze. Jackson, who came out of a six-year retirement and played her first major tournament since the 2012 Olympics, had her best scoring performance since the 2008 Olympics.

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IOC looks for ways Russian athletes ‘who do not support war’ could compete as neutrals

Thomas Bach

GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes who do not endorse their country’s war in Ukraine could be accepted back into international sports, competing under a neutral flag, IOC president Thomas Bach said in an interview published Friday.

“It’s about having athletes with a Russian passport who do not support the war back in competition,” Bach told Italian daily Corriere della Sera, adding, “We have to think about the future.”

Most sports followed IOC advice in February and banned Russian teams and athletes from their events within days of the country’s military invasion of Ukraine.

With Russians starting to miss events that feed into qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics, an exile extending into next year could effectively become a wider ban from those Games.

In an interview in Rome, Bach hinted at IOC thinking after recent rounds of calls with Olympic stakeholders asked for views on Russia’s pathway back from pariah status.

“To be clear, it is not about necessarily having Russia back,” he said. “On the other hand — and here comes our dilemma — this war has not been started by the Russian athletes.”

Bach did not suggest how athletes could express opposition to the war when dissent and criticism of the Russian military risks jail sentences of several years.

Some Russian athletes publicly supported the war in March and are serving bans imposed by their sport’s governing body.

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Yevgeny Rylov appeared at a pro-war rally attended by Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Gymnast Ivan Kuliak displayed a pro-military “Z” symbol on his uniform at an international event.

Russian former international athletes are being called up for military service in the current mobilization, according to media reports. They include former heavyweight boxing champion Nikolai Valuev and soccer player Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

Russians have continued to compete during the war as individuals in tennis and cycling, without national symbols such as flags and anthems, even when teams have been banned.

Bach told Corriere della Sera it was the IOC’s mission to be politically neutral and “to have the Olympic Games, and to have sport in general, as something that still unifies people and humanity.”

“For all these reasons, we are in a real dilemma at this moment with regard to the Russian invasion in Ukraine,” he suggested. “We also have to see, and to study, to monitor, how and when we can come back to accomplish our mission to have everybody back again, under which format whatsoever.”

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