FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
NBC SPORTS’ LIVE DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE CONCLUDES FROM DOHA, QATAR THIS FRIDAY AT NOON ET ON NBCSN
Rio Olympic 100m Gold Medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah, Rio Olympic Steeplechase Gold Medalist Conseslus Kipruto, and World’s Top Two Pole Vaulters Mondo Duplantis & Sam Kendricks Headline the Field
Friday’s Live Coverage Streamed on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
All Olympic Sports Coverage Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 23, 2020 – NBC Sports concludes its coverage of the 2020 Diamond League track & field season from Doha, Qatar, this Friday, Sept. 25, live at Noon ET on NBCSN. The competition will also stream live on NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.”
Reigning two-time world champion and 2016 Olympic pole vault bronze medalist Sam Kendricks and 2019 world silver medalist Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) will go head-to-head in the pole vault competition on Friday. Duplantis is coming off a win at last Thursday’s Rome meet, where he broke a 26-year-old outdoor world pole vault record, clearing 6.15 meters. The previous record was held by 1988 Olympic champion Sergey Bubka.
Two-time Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica), who ran the fastest 100m race of the season (10.85 seconds) last Thursday in Rome, and reigning world and Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya), also headline the field. Thompson-Herah is expected to compete in the 100m and participating in the 1500m is Kipruto, who’s returning to competition after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this summer.
Paul Swangard handles the call, joined by analysts – four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon and 2012 Olympian and two-time world bronze medalist Alysia Montaño, who is known for her advocacy work supporting women pursuing careers and motherhood simultaneously.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. 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.