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Watch IAAF World Championships Live on Universal Sports

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Universal Sports Network and NBC Present the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Athletics from August 21 to 30.

Networks Combine to Provide More than 48 Hours of Coverage from Beijing’s Famed Bird’s Nest Stadium

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LOS ANGELES – Universal Sports Network and NBC present more than 48 hours, including 42 hours live, of premier track & field action from the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, from Saturday, August 21, through Sunday, August 30.

Approximately 2,000 athletes representing more than 200 countries will compete at the famed Bird’s Nest stadium, home of the 2008 Summer Olympics, with less than one year to the 2016 Rio Games.

Universal Sports kicks off its live coverage this Friday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET that includes heats for the men’s 800m, women’s 1500m, and men’s 3000m steeplechase, heptathlon events and the men’s marathon.

NBC begins weekend coverage on Saturday, August 22 at 3 p.m. ET with the heats for the men’s 100M and 400m hurdles, and the finals for the women’s shot put and men’s 10,000m. Daily coverage continues on both NBC and Universal Sports through Sunday, August 30 at 2 p.m. ET with NBC’s coverage of the final day of competition, concluding the world championships.

The broadcast team of Ato Boldon, Tom HammondTodd HarrisLewis Johnson and Craig Masback will call all evening sessions from Beijing for both NBC and Universal Sports.

In addition, will live stream all events that air on Universal Sports Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets – will stream all programming that airs on NBC.

Universal Sports Network and NBC Broadcast Schedule: 2015 IAAF World Championships in Athletics

All times ET – Schedule subject to change – All coverage is Same Day Delay except where noted.

DateTime (ET) LIVE CoverageNetwork
Fri., Aug. 217:30 p.m.Daytime SessionUniversal Sports
Sat., Aug. 223 p.m.*Evening SessionNBC
8:30 p.m.Daytime SessionUniversal Sports
Sun., Aug. 231 p.m.*Evening SessionNBC
9:30 p.m.Daytime SessionUniversal Sports
Mon., Aug. 247 a.m.Evening SessionUniversal Sports
Tues., Aug. 257 a.m.Evening SessionUniversal Sports
9:30 p.m.Daytime SessionUniversal Sports
Wed., Aug. 268 a.m.Evening SessionUniversal Sports
9:30 p.m.Daytime SessionUniversal Sports
Thur., Aug. 277:30 a.m.Evening SessionUniversal Sports
8:30 p.m.Daytime SessionUniversal Sports
Fri., Aug. 287 p.m.Evening SessionUniversal Sports
7:30 p.m.Daytime SessionUniversal Sports
Sat., Aug. 292:30 p.m.*Evening SessionNBC
7:30 p.m.Daytime SessionUniversal Sports
Sun., Aug. 302 p.m.*Evening  SessionNBC

* Same Day Delay Coverage. All other coverage is live. 

Note:  The local time in Beijing (China Standard Time) is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Time.

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