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STAMFORD, Conn. – May 8, 2020 – Beginning Monday, May 11, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present 11 weeks of 2019 World Championships Week coverage, reliving some of the most unforgettable moments from 2019 World Championships, covering a multitude of Olympic and Paralympic sports.

From Monday, May 11, through Friday, May 15 (starting at 8 p.m. ET), and Saturday, May 16, through Sunday, May 17 (starting at 1 p.m. ET), 2019 World Championships Week – Track & Field features 50 hours of programming from the 2019 World Track & Field Championships from Doha, Qatar. Nine-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix, Rio Olympian Christian Coleman (100m), U.S. champions Noah Lyles (200m) and Donavan Brazier (800m), two-time Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor (triple jump), and reigning Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad (400m hurdles) highlight the competition.

NBC Sports play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey will introduce nightly coverage throughout the week’s track & field coverage. Diffey called the event, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic decathlon silver medalist Trey Hardee, distance analyst Craig Masback, and reporters Paul Swangard and Lewis Johnson. 2016 Olympic steeplechaser Colleen Quigley also joined the team as a guest analyst on opening day.
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. Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

MONDAY, MAY 11 – 2019 WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAYS 1 & 2
Featured athletes from the opening day of competition include: Rio Olympian Christian Coleman and five-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin competing in heat of the 100m, two-time Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor and two-time Olympic silver medalist Will Claye in men’s triple jump, Rio Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 world champion Emma Coburn (women’s steeplechase), Rio Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris (women’s pole vault), and Rio Olympic gold medalist Jeff Henderson (men’s long jump).

On the second day of competition, Coleman and Gatlin gave the U.S. a 1-2 finish in the men’s 100m. In a dominant race, Coleman earned his first world title and lowered his own world-leading time that year to 9.76 seconds. Henderson won his first world medal after finishing second in the men’s long jump. DeAnna Price won the women’s hammer for the first ever world medal for the U.S. in the event (men or women).

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Day 1 – Afternoon Session 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 2 11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA


TUESDAY, MAY 12 – 2019 WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAYS 3 & 4
Allyson Felix headlines the third day of competition in Doha, winning her 17th career world championship medal as the U.S. earned the world title in the debut of the 4x400m mixed relay. Already the most decorated athlete in world track and field championships history, Felix earned her 12th world title, breaking the tie with Usain Bolt for the most gold medals in world championships history.
American Sandi Morris earned her second straight world silver medal in the women’s pole vault, while Christian Taylor and Will Claye went 1-2 in the men’s triple jump. It was Taylor’s fourth straight world or Olympic title and Claye’s second straight world silver medal.

Five medal performances from the U.S. team highlighted the fourth day of competition. After a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and a 2017 world title, Emma Coburn finished second in the women’s steeplechase. In the women’s 800m, Americans Raevyn Rogers and Ajee Wilson finished second and third, respectively. Meanwhile, 2016 Rio Olympian Vashti Cunningham won bronze in women’s high jump.

2019 U.S. champion Rai Benjamin won his first world medal after finishing second in a thrilling men’s 400m hurdles final. Norway’s Karsten Warholm earned his second straight world title in the event.
 

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Day 3 – Evening Session 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 4 – Evening Session 11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA


WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 – 2019 WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAYS 5 & 6
On the fifth day of competition in Doha, the U.S. claimed three gold medals, all within 30 minutes. Noah Lyles became world champion in the men’s 200m, capturing the first title for the U.S. in the event since 2007. Donavan Brazier won the men’s 800m final, setting both an American and world championship record and becoming the first American (man or woman) to win a world title in the event. Sam Kendricks won his second consecutive pole vault title.

Grant Holloway headlines the sixth day of competition by winning the men’s 110m hurdles, two years after the U.S. missed the podium in this event in 2017.  Holloway also became the third American sprinter age 23 or younger to win a world title the week of Sept. 29, 2019. Previous victories came from Christian Coleman (23) in the 100m on Sunday, Sept. 29 and Lyles (22) in the 200m on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Dina Asher-Smith became the first female British sprinter to win a 200m title, while American Brittany Brown claimed the silver medal.  

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Day 5 – Evening Session 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 6 – Afternoon & Evening Sessions 10:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA


THURSDAY, MAY 14 – 2019 WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAYS 7 & 8
The seventh day of competition was highlighted by the women’s 400m, where the top five women all ran personal bests. In the event, Americans Wadeline Jonathas and Phyllis Francis (2017 world champion), finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser took the gold medal, while Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas was second, and Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson finished third.

On the eighth day of competition, the U.S. dominated the women’s 400m hurdles final. Reigning Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad set a world record (52.16 seconds) for the second time in the 2019 season and claimed the gold medal in the event. Muhammad’s U.S. teammate, Sydney McLaughlin, won the silver medal, becoming the second fastest woman of all-time in this event with a personal best time of 52.23 seconds. In the men’s 400m final, 2019 U.S. champion Fred Kerley won the bronze medal.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Day 7 – Afternoon & Evening Sessions 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 8 – Evening Session 11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA


FRIDAY, MAY 15 – 2019 WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAYS 9 & 10
The ninth day of competition in Doha featured both the men’s and women’s U.S. 4x100m relay teams. The U.S. men won the gold medal in the 4x100m relay for the first time in 12 years, setting an American record of 37.10 seconds in the process. The U.S. men’s team included the newly-crowned 100m and 200m world champions, Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles, along with Justin Gatlin and Mike Rodgers. Meanwhile, the U.S. women claimed the bronze medal in the 4x100m relay; they have won seven medals in the last seven global championships. 

The 2019 World Track & Field Championships offered one of the greatest men’s shot put competitions in history, wherein American Joe Kovacs won the world title with a 20.91-meter throw, tied for the fourth-best of all time. Kovacs won the title by just one centimeter, topping his American teammate and the reigning Olympic champion Ryan Crouser as well as 2017 world champion Tom Walsh of New Zealand, who finished second and third, respectively.

On the final day of competition, the U.S. won a pair of 4x400m relay gold medals. The U.S. women’s 4x400m relay team of Phyllis Francis, Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, and Wadeline Jonathas dominated with a 2.97-second lead over Poland to give the American women their ninth world title in this event. Allyson Felix ran in the preliminary heats of the 4x400m relay and won her 13th world title as a result. On the men’s side, Fred Kerley, Michael Cherry, Wil London, and Rai Benjamin won the gold medal with a 1.21-second lead over second-place Jamaica.

In the women’s 100m hurdles, the Americans went 1-2 with Nia Ali winning her first world title in this event, while 2019 U.S. champion Keni Harrison, the world record holder, claimed the silver medal. Ali’s win marked the first time since 2013 that the U.S. has won the event.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Day 9 – Evening Session 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 10 – Evening Session 9 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA


SATURDAY, MAY 16 – 2019 WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAYS 1-5 (ENCORES)
This weekend’s marathon coverage of the 2019 World Track & Field Championships begins Saturday, May 16 with encore presentations of the first five days of competition. More than 12 hours of coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET, featuring top gold-medal-winning performances from the U.S. team: Christian Coleman (men’s 100m), Christian Taylor (men’s triple jump), Noah Lyles (men’s 200m) and Donavan Brazier (men’s 800m).

On the third day of competition, Allyson Felix helped the U.S. earn the world title in the debut of the 4x400m mixed relay. Felix’s win marked her 12th gold medal at the world championships, surpassing Usain Bolt for the most world championship gold medals overall.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Day 1 – Afternoon Session (encore) 1 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 2 (encore) 4 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 3 – Evening Session (encore) 5 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 4 – Evening Session (encore) 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 5 – Evening Session (encore) 11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA


SUNDAY, MAY 17 – 2019 WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAYS 6-10 (ENCORES)
Coverage of the 2019 World Track & Field Championships concludes next Sunday, May 17 with encore presentations of the last five days of competition. More than 12 hours of coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET, featuring top U.S. gold-medal-winning performances: Grant Holloway (men’s 110m hurdles), Dalilah Muhammad (women’s 400m hurdles), Joe Kovacs (men’s shot put) and Nia Ali (women’s 100m hurdles).

The U.S. men’s and women’s relay teams highlighted the last two days of competition. The U.S. men won the gold medal in the 4x100m relay for the first time in 12 years, setting an American record of 37.10 seconds in the process.
On the final day of competition, the U.S. won a pair of 4x400m relay gold medals. The U.S. women’s victory in the 4x400m relay was their ninth world title in the event, while the American men topped Jamaica for the gold medal.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Day 6 – Afternoon & Evening Sessions (encore) 1 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 7 – Afternoon & Evening Sessions (encore) 4:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 8 – Evening Session (encore) 7:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 9 – Evening Session (encore) 10 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Day 10 – Evening Session (encore) 11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA


World Championships Week continues in the coming weeks with nightly primetime coverage from the 2019 World Championships in a variety of Olympic and Paralympic sports. Below is highlighted sports content through the end of May, with more to follow:

  • Week of May 11: Track & Field
  • Week of May 18: Swimming
  • Week of May 25: Gymnastics

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