Los Angeles – Universal Sports Network will air 13 hours of premier track & field action from the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27.
The biennial International meet provides track and field athletes and fans a chance to look into the future of the sport.
Universal Sports’ exclusive LIVE coverage from July 23-27 includes that day’s evening session along with daily analysis and news updates by commentator Ato Boldon from historic Hayward Field. In addition, universalsports.com will stream all events LIVE to authenticated users along with posting video highlights and news from the event.
The 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore. will be the largest IAAF event ever contested on U.S. soil. A total of 177 national federations, from Algeria to Zimbabwe, have expressed their intent to compete at the six-day track and field meet where more than 1,750 athletes under the age of 20 are expected to participate. Member federations, including USA Track & Field, have until July 7 to submit their list of final entries for the IAAF World Junior Championships.
Past competitors who have gone on to achieve success at the senior level include Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross, LaShawn Merritt and Kirani James. History has shown that many IAAF World Junior Championship athletes have become gold medalists at the IAAF World Championships and Olympic Games, and are often record breakers as well.
During the week of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, TV providers DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, BendBroadband and CenturyLink Prism will offer free previews of Universal Sports Network. To find Universal Sports in your channel lineup, please visit universalsports.com.
Universal Sports Network 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships Broadcast Schedule:
All times ET – Schedule subject to change
Wed., Jul. 23
10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET LIVE
Events: Women’s Hammer Throw, Women’s Long Jump, Women’s 5000m, Women’s and Men’s 100m
Thur., Jul. 24
9 p.m.-12 a.m. ET LIVE
Events: Women’s Pole Vault, Men’s Shot Put, Men’s Long Jump, Women’s Javelin, Men’s 110m Hurdles, Men’s 400m, Women’s 800m, Women’s 3000m, Men’s 1500
Fri., Jul. 25
9 p.m.-12 a.m. ET LIVE
Events: Men’s Hammer Throw, Men’s High Jump, Women’s Shot Put, Men’s 400m Hurdles, Women’s Discus, Women’s and Men’s 200m, Women’s 400m, Men’s 5000m
Sat., Jul. 26
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. ET LIVE
Events: Men’s Pole Vault, Women’s Triple Jump, Men’s Discus, Women’s 400m Hurdles, Women’s 3000m SC, Women’s and Men’s 4x100m Relay
Sun., Jul. 27
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. ET LIVE
Events: Women’s High Jump, Men’s Triple Jump, Women’s 100m Hurdles, Men’s Javelin, Men’s 3000m SC, Women’s 1500m, Men’s 800m, Women’s and Men’s 4x400m Relay
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