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Friday, May 27th, 2022
SUMMER OF SPEED! NBC SPORTS TO PRESENT 17 TRACK & FIELD MEETS INCLUDING FIRST-EVER OUTDOOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED IN U.S. AND U.S. OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
90+ Hours of T&F Coverage This Summer Across NBC, Peacock, USA Network and CNBC
More Than 65 Hours of World Championships Coverage, including 7 NBC Primetime Hours, From University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon
U.S. Outdoor Championships Determines Which Athletes Will Represent U.S. at World Championships
Prefontaine Classic Coverage Begins Saturday
Sydney McLaughlin, Athing Mu, Noah Lyles, Fred Kerley, Grant Holloway and Many More Olympians to Compete this Summer Across NBC Sports
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 27, 2022 – It’s the summer of speed as NBC Sports will present 17 meets and 90+ hours of live track & field coverage this summer, including the first-ever outdoor World Championships hosted in the U.S., the U.S. Outdoor Championships, and Diamond League events from Eugene, Ore., Paris, Monaco and more. The expansive coverage will be spread across NBC, Peacock, USA Network and CNBC.
A full summer of track & field coverage begins this Saturday, May 28, with the world-renowned Diamond League Prefontaine Classic from Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., which will also host the World Championships, from July 15-24, and the U.S. Outdoor Championships, from June 24-26.
2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Seeing as this is the first time in history that the outdoor World Championships is being held in the United States since its inception in 1976, it’s fitting that NBC Sports will present more than 65 hours of coverage this summer, including seven hours of primetime coverage on the NBC broadcast network. This will be the first outdoor World Championship meet since 2019 (the 2021 meet was postponed due to COVID) and is expected to include Olympians, world record holders, and global medalists dueling for world titles.
Coverage will be spread across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, and CNBC from July 15-24. Additional programming details will be announced soon.
2022 U.S. OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
NBC Sports is set to present six hours of coverage of the U.S. Outdoor Championships across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, and CNBC from June 24-26. This national championship meet will be held at Hayward Field, with the top athletes in the U.S. all vying for spots on the prestigious team that will be sent to compete at the World Championships later that summer.
How To Watch – Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26 (all times ET)
- TV – NBC, USA Network, CNBC
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Date Platform Time (ET)
Friday, June 24 CNBC 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday, June 25 NBC, Peacock 4-6 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 NBC, Peacock 4-5 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 USA Network 5-6 p.m.
2022 DIAMOND LEAGUE SCHEDULE/PREFONTAINE CLASSIC
NBC Sports will present the entire Diamond League schedule – track & field’s international series of prestigious meets – this summer, with the Prefontaine Classic being held on Saturday, May 28 from Hayward Field. Live coverage begins Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock, followed by a live 90-minute show on NBC and Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Multiple Olympic medalists, such as Fred Kerley, Noah Lyles, Ryan Crouser, Valarie Allman, Raevyn Rogers, Courtney Frerichs, and Emma Coburn are expected to compete, along with Olympians Erriyon Knighton, Trayvon Bromell, Ajee Wilson, Cole Hocker, and more.
NBC Sports’ Paul Swangard will call the event, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic decathlon silver medalist Trey Hardee, and two-time Olympian Kara Goucher as analysts, and Lewis Johnson as a reporter.
How to Watch – Saturday, May 28
- TV: NBC, CNBC
- Streaming: Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
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Along with the Prefontaine Classic, NBC Sports will broadcast the remaining 10 Diamond League meets across NBC, Peacock, and CNBC with more than 55 hours of coverage. Additional programming details will be announced soon.
2022 DIAMOND LEAGUE SCHEDULE
Meet Date Platform
Prefontaine Classic May 28 NBC, CNBC, Peacock
Rabat June 5 CNBC, Peacock
Rome June 9 CNBC, Peacock
Oslo June 16 CNBC, Peacock
Paris June 18 CNBC, Peacock
Stockholm June 30 CNBC, Peacock
Chorzow August 6 CNBC, Peacock
Monaco August 10 CNBC, Peacock
Lausanne August 26 CNBC, Peacock
Brussels September 2 NBC, CNBC, Peacock
Zurich September 7-8 CNBC, Peacock