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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
LIVE DIAMOND LEAGUE COVERAGE FROM MONACO THIS FRIDAY & BEST OF 2019 TODAY HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ TRACK & FIELD THIS WEEK
Americans Noah Lyles & Donavan Brazier Highlight Competition from Monaco on Friday, Aug. 14 Live at 2 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Coverage Live Streamed on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
Brazier, Dalilah Muhammad & Grant Holloway Highlight Best of 2019: Track & Field Today at 4:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 12, 2020 – NBC Sports begins track & field coverage this week on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA with the Diamond League’s first non-exhibition event of the season in Monaco, live this Friday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. ET, while also presenting Best of 2019: Track & Field today, Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Monaco competition will also stream live Friday on NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” and NBCSN will present encore coverage this Saturday, Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. ET.
Americans expected to compete in Friday’s Monaco competition are reigning world champions Noah Lyles (200m), Donavan Brazier (800m), Grant Holloway (110m hurdles), and pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, who also won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. All four athletes plan on competing in the events in which they won world titles last fall.
Paul Swangard handles the call, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon and two-time Olympian Amy Cragg as analysts.
Today’s special, hosted by NBC Sports play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey, highlights five world titles, two world records, and two American records among six U.S. track & field stars during the 2019 season. Featured athletes include Brazier, Holloway, reigning Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad (400m hurdles), 2016 Olympic silver medalist Joe Kovacs (shot put), and 2016 Olympians Shelby Houlihan (5000m) and DeAnna Price (hammer throw).
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. All coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will stream on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app, in addition to NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. NBCSN coverage will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — gives fans access to major marathons, and top U.S. and international track and field events with its “Track and Field Pass.” 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 $74.99 (originally $99.99) and can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and NBCSportsGold.com, and also on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.
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, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.