FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST CHRISTIAN TAYLOR & RISING STAR SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF USA TRACK & FIELD OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK
USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships Are Part of 2018 Team USA Summer Champions Series Presented by Xfinity
Live Coverage on NBC Begins at 4 p.m. ET This Saturday & Sunday
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Presents Live Coverage This Friday at 7 p.m. ET
Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET Streamed Live & On Demand with NBC Sports Gold “Track and Field Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 20, 2018 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships – as part of the 2018 Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Xfinity – this week from Des Moines, Iowa, featuring two-time Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor and rising star Sydney McLaughlin, across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold’s “Track & Field Pass.” The USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships are part of the 2018 Team USA Summer Champions Series presented by Xfinity, which consists of four events this year, concluding with the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships in July.
Live streaming coverage begins tomorrow, Thursday, June 21, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold, and is headlined by McLaughlin, who will compete in the first round of the women’s 400m at 5:40 p.m. ET; and Taylor, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion in triple jump, is slated to compete in the first round of the men’s 400m at 6:05 p.m. ET. Taylor will participate in the men’s triple jump final at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday.
On Friday, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air live coverage at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage will be re-broadcast on NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET. Live weekend coverage this Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, airs at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports Gold’s live coverage begins with the first event each day (full schedule below), and includes bonus coverage of field events.
Highlighting the women’s field is U.S. 200m champion Deajah Stevens, who will compete in the 100m and 200m. 2018 NCAA champion Aleia Hobbs (LSU) could be her toughest challenger in the 100m. In addition, reigning world steeplechase champion and Rio Olympic bronze medalist Emma Coburn is going for her fifth straight U.S. title.
Evan Jager aims to win his 7th consecutive U.S. title in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, while reigning Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz headlines the men’s 1500m. The men’s 110m hurdles features 2012 Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt and Florida’s Grant Holloway, who recently won an NCAA title.
Events on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.
Leigh Diffey handles the call on NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA on Friday and Saturday, joined by analyst and four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon; analyst and four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross; analyst Craig Masback; and reporters Lewis Johnson and Paul Swangard, who will also handle play-by-play duties on NBC on Sunday.
Following is NBC Sports Group’s schedule for the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships:
|Thurs., June 21||2 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., June 22||12:30 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., June 22||7 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA*|
|Fri., June 22||11 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships||NBCSN#|
|Sat., June 23||11 a.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 23||4 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC#|
|Sun., June 24||12:30 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., June 24||4 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC#|
*Streaming on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, Olympic Channel app
#Streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — offers access to the USATF Outdoor Championships with its “Track and Field Pass.”
In addition to live video streaming, viewers will have access to exclusive bonus coverage of field events, full video replays and highlights.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to major marathons, and top U.S. and international track and field events through December 2018. The direct-to-consumer pass offers fans unprecedented coverage — including some exclusive coverage beyond what is available on linear TV in the United States — live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” is available for $69.99 and can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
LIVE STREAMING: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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