FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE CONTINUES FROM ZURICH, SWITZERLAND THIS THURSDAY LIVE AT 2 PM ET ON NBCSN
Reigning 100m World Champion Justin Gatlin & 3000m Steeplechase World Champion Emma Coburn Highlight Coverage in Penultimate Diamond League Event
Coverage Streamed Live & On Demand with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” including Exclusive Bonus Coverage of Field Events
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 22, 2017 – NBC Sports Group continues live coverage of the IAAF Diamond League this Thursday, August 24, from Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the first of two meets to conclude the 2017 season and crown Diamond League champions. NBC will present encore coverage of the event Sunday, August 27, at 1 p.m. ET.
Coverage will be streamed live via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” As part of its coverage, NBC Sports Gold will present exclusive bonus coverage of field events, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute feature highlighting Diamond League action and athletes. In addition, NBC Sports Gold offers an exclusive 30-minute program focusing on Usain Bolt’s final races in his career.
The event, the 13th IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2017, features 17 world champions who are expected to compete for titles and prize money that totals $1.6 million. The winner of each event will win $50,000 and the Diamond Trophy; 16 events will take place in Zurich and the remaining 16 finals will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, September 1.
2017 World Champions competing in Zurich include: Justin Gatlin, who beat teammate Christian Coleman (silver) and Bolt (bronze) to win the men’s 100m at the 2017 World Championships; Emma Coburn, whose 3000m steeplechase gold at the World Championship made her the first American woman to win a gold medal in the event at either the World Championships or the Olympics; and men’s pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks.
Todd Harris calls the action joined by analyst and four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon and analyst Paul Swangard.
Coverage of the final Diamond League meet of the season next week in Brussels will be presented across NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.”
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — offers access to the IAAF Diamond League with its “Track and Field Pass.”
In addition to live video streaming, viewers will have access to exclusive bonus coverage of field events, full stage video replays and highlights. NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to more than 25 major marathon, track and field events from April through December 2017. 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 and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC SPORTS APP: The NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, 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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–NBC SPORTS GROUP–