What to Watch this Weekend at the 2022 World Track and Field World Championships: TV schedule, live stream, highlights

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The 2022 World Track and Field Championships begin on Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 24 in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field located at the University of Oregon. This marks the first time the outdoor World Championships will be held in the U.S.

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NBC Sports has got you covered with 43 hours of coverage across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, and CNBC with live afternoon and primetime shows on both weekends, highlighted by the men’s and women’s 100m finals (July 16-17) and 4x100m and 4x400m relays (July 23-24). You do not want to miss a single moment of the excitement, see below for the full TV and streaming schedule.

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What to Watch this Weekend at the 2022 World Track and Field Championships :

This weekend’s coverage of the 2022 World Track and Field Championships kicks off on Friday night at 8:30 PM ET on USA Network with the highly anticipated Women’s 400m Hurdles Final featuring Tokyo Olympic gold and silver medalists Sydney McLaughlin (Dunellen, NJ) and Dalilah Muhammad (Queens, NY). McLaughlin shattered the world record for the third time in the last year at the U.S. Championships back in June, clocking 51.41 seconds. Muhammad, who qualified for this year’s Worlds on a bye, did not compete at the U.S. Championships due to an injury but looks to defend her world title. Femke Bol, the Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist from the Netherlands, will likely be the top international challenger in this event.

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Saturday night’s coverage features the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Relay Finals. On the women’s side, Jamaica is the reigning Olympic champion and defending world champion thanks to the powerhouse group of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Herah, and Kemba Nelson. Fraser-Pryce, Jackson, and Thompson-Herah swept the podium in the women’s 100m earlier this week. The U.S. women took bronze in 2019 and silver in Tokyo and should contend for a medal.

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On the men’s side, the U.S. has historically struggled with the mechanics in this race but has an unrivaled depth of individual talent. Squads for this event will be announced no later than one hour in advance.

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Sunday night’s coverage features the Women’s 800m Final where 20-year-old, Tokyo Olympic champion Athing Mu (Trenton, New Jersey), looks to add a world title to her trophy case, which would be the first world title for the U.S. in this event.

The Men’s and Women’s 4x400m Relay Finals will also take place concluding the 2022 Track and Field World Championships. The U.S. women have dominated this event over the last 25 years and have won gold in the last seven straight Olympics dating back to 1996 in Atlanta. Additionally, the U.S. has also won the world title in the women’s 4x400m at six of the last seven World Championships.

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What to watch this weekend at the 2022 World Track and Field Championships:

Friday, July 22

  • Morning Session: 9:05 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. (Peacock – World Feed)
    • Key Events: Women’s 35km Race Walk
  • Evening Session: 8:30 – 11 p.m. (USA Network)
    • Key Events: Women’s 400m Hurdles Final, Men’s and Women’s 400m Finals, Women’s 800m Semifinals, Women’s Javelin Throw Final, Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Relay Heats

Saturday, July 23

  • Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (NBC)
    • Key Event: Women’s 100m Hurdles Heats
  • Evening Session: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (CNBC) and 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (NBC)
    • Key Events: Men’s and Women’s 4x400m Heats, Men’s 800m Final, Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Finals

Sunday, July 24

  • Morning Session: 9:05 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Peacock – World Feed)
    • Key Events: Men’s 35km Race Walk
  • Afternoon Session: 12:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (Peacock – World Feed)
    • Key Event: Decathlon
  • Evening Session: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (CNBC) and 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (NBC)
    • Key Events: Women’s 100m Hurdles Semifinals and Final, Women’s 800m Final, Men’s and Women’s 4x400m Finals

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2022 World Track and Field Championships TV Schedule

Date Key Events Time (ET) Network
Fri., July 15 M100 Heats, Mixed 4x400m 8-11 p.m. USA Network
Sat., July 16 M110mH Heats 1:30-3 p.m. CNBC
W10,000m 3-5 p.m. NBC
W100m Heats 8-9 p.m. CNBC
M100m, WShot Put 9-11 p.m. NBC
Sun., July 17 Men’s Marathon 9-11:30 a.m. CNBC
400m Heats, M10,000m 2-4:30 p.m. NBC
M110mH, 400mH Semifinals 8-10 p.m. CNBC
W100m, M110mH, MShot Put 10-11 p.m. NBC
Mon., July 18 Women’s Marathon 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. USA Network
W1500m, M3000mSC 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.* USA Network
Tue., July 19 M400mH, M1500m 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.* USA Network
Wed., July 20 400m Semifinals, W3000mSC 7:30-11 p.m. USA Network
Thu., July 21 M800m Semifinals, 200m 8-11 p.m. USA Network
Fri., July 22 W400mH, 400m 8:30-11 p.m. USA Network
Sat., July 23 W100mH Heats 2-3 p.m. NBC
4x400m Heats 8-9 p.m. CNBC
M800m, 4x100m 9-11 p.m. NBC
Sun., July 24 W100mH Semifinals 8-9 p.m. CNBC
W800m, W100mH, 4x400m 9-11 p.m. NBC

*Same-day delayed broadcast.

2022 World Track and Field Championships Streaming Schedule

Date Key Events Time (ET) Platform
Fri., July 15 Mixed 4x400m Heats, 20km RW 11:55 a.m.-7:50 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
M100 Heats, Mixed 4x400m 7:50-11:20 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
M100 Heats, Mixed 4x400m 8-11 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (USA Network simul-stream)
Sat., July 16 M110mH Heats, W10,000m 1:20-5:15 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
M110mH Heats 1:30-3 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (CNBC simul-stream)
W10,000m 3-5 p.m. Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (NBC simul-stream)
W100m Heats 8-9 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (CNBC simul-stream)
M100m, WShot Put 8-11 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
M100m, WShot Put 9-11 p.m. Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (NBC simul-stream)
Sun., July 17 Men’s Marathon 9-11:30 a.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (CNBC simul-stream)
Men’s Marathon 9:05 a.m.-12 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
400m Heats, M10,000m 1:25-5:45 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
400m Heats, M10,000m 2-4:30 p.m. Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (NBC simul-stream)
W100m, M110mH, MShot Put 7:30-11:20 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
M110mH, 400mH Semifinals 8-10 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (CNBC simul-stream)
W100m, M110mH, MShot Put 10-11 p.m. Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (NBC simul-stream)
Mon., July 18 Women’s Marathon 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (CNBC simul-stream)
Women’s Marathon 9:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Heptathlon 12:30-3:50 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
W1500m, M3000mSC 8-11 p.m. Peacock (NBC Sports Feed)
W1500m, M3000mSC 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.* NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (USA Network simul-stream)
Tue., July 19 M400mH, M1500m 8-11 p.m. Peacock (NBC Sports Feed)
M400mH, M1500m 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.* NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (USA Network simul-stream)
Wed., July 20 400m Semifinals, W3000mSC 5:55-11:05 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
400m Semifinals, W3000mSC 7:30-11 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (USA Network simul-stream)
Thu., July 21 M800m Semifinals, 200m 7:35-11:20 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
M800m Semifinals, 200m 8-11 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (USA Network simul-stream)
Fri., July 22 W35km RW 9:05 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
W400mH, 400m 7:45-11:25 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
W400mH, 400m 8:30-11 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (USA Network simul-stream)
Sat., July 23 W100m Heats, Decathlon 12:40-4:20 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
W100mH Heats 2-3 p.m. Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (NBC simul-stream)
M800m, 4x100m 7-11:40 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
4x400m Heats 8-9 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (CNBC simul-stream)
M800m, 4x100m 9-11 p.m. Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (NBC simul-stream)
Sun., July 24 M35km RW 9:05 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Decathlon 12:15-6:15 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
W800m, W100mH, 4x400m 7:40 p.m.-12:05 a.m. Peacock (World Feed)
W100mH Semifinals 8-9 p.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (CNBC simul-stream)
W800m, W100mH, 4x400m 9-11 p.m. Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app (NBC simul-stream)

*Same-day delayed broadcast

2022 World Track and Field Championships Streaming Schedule (Field Event Specific Streams)

Date Event Time (ET) Platform
Mon., July 18 Men’s High Jump 8:45 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Women’s Triple Jump 9:30 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Tue., July 19 Women’s High Jump 8:40 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Men’s Discus 9:33 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Wed., July 20 Women’s Discus 9:30 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Fri., July 22 Women’s Javelin 9:20 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Sat., July 23 Men’s Triple Jump 9:05 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Men’s Javelin 9:35 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Sun., July 24 Men’s Pole Vault 8:25 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)
Women’s Long Jump 8:55 p.m. Peacock (World Feed)

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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.

Oleksandr Abramenko, Ukraine’s top Winter Olympian, tears knee, career in question

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Aerials skier Oleksandr Abramenko, who won both of Ukraine’s medals over the last two Winter Olympics, is out for the season after a knee ligament tear and said he might not return to competition at all, according to Ukrainian media.

Abramenko, 34, won gold at the 2018 Olympics — Ukraine’s second-ever individual Winter Olympic title after figure skater Oksana Baiul in 1994 — and silver last year.

He competed once this season, placing 10th at a World Cup in Finland on Dec. 4, and then flew with the Ukrainian national team to stay in Utah ahead of World Cups in Canada in January and at the 2002 Olympic venue in Park City this weekend. The area also hosted many Ukraine winter sports athletes this past summer.

Abramenko missed the competition in Canada two weeks ago due to injury and then wasn’t on the start list for today’s aerials event in Park City. He is set to miss the world championships later this month in Georgia (the country, not the state).

Abramenko said he needs surgery, followed by a nine-month rehabilitation process, similar to an operation on his other knee six years ago, according to Ukraine’s public broadcaster. He said he will see how the recovery goes and determine whether to return to the sport at age 35, according to the report.

Abramenko is already the oldest Olympic men’s aerials medalist and come the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Games will be older than all but one male aerialist in Olympic history, according to Olympedia.org.

At last year’s Olympics, Abramenko, Ukraine’s flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony, was hugged after the aerials final by Russian Ilya Burov, who finished one spot behind Abramenko for a bronze medal. A week later, Russia invaded Ukraine.

A week after that, Abramenko posed for a photo sitting on a mattress in a Kyiv parking garage with his wife and 2-year-old son published by The New York Times.

“We spend the night in the underground parking in the car, because the air attack siren is constantly on,” Abramenko texted, according to the newspaper. “It’s scary to sleep in the apartment, I myself saw from the window how the air defense systems worked on enemy missiles, and strong explosions were heard.”

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